I’ve been interested in some sort of imaging system and looked first for the Pecten Eye cam, made specifically for this binos, but after some emails, I found that its cost is higher than a Fluorite Kowa, so I dropped the idea immediately. First I tried to attach a High resolution (2mpx) web cam, but it didn´t work well (and resulted in a waste of money).
On Wednesday I found a camera shop that had a Celestron camera adapter for up to 2” eps, and curiosity got me and went for it. Now I needed a small digital camera. Two blocks from there I found a nice Sony, and it turned out to be 14.1 mpx, full HD, panoramic photos, very nice!, etc…. many times better than the Pecten specs, and many times cheaper.
I had to do an “elevator” for the adapter; the camera lens was still too low at its highest position. Night shots have been impossible due to very bad weather (my future target is Saturn), but today’s morning allowed me some clearer day shots of the small town “La Calera”, 6km from my house (Google Earth). Cold weather resulted positive since it almost eliminated heat waves from the images.
The objective of this post is to share with all of you the setup, and the excellent color correction of this binoculars and its sharp image to the edge, so I took the photographs without any zoom, to capture the edge. I found, with a more rigorous observation, that purple fringing as in an achromatic system is seen due to misplacing of the eyes, which is easier due to the medium sized exit pupil (3.75mm). Centering eyes completely steady is not easy, but with the very steady camera/adapter setup you can see that color on dark objects against a white sky does not appear evident.
Please imagine these images as seen through a 68 deg AFOV. Not as good as the original pictures due resizing, but they show the point.
It was fun to watch in my TV real time video of town people and cars activity!