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Is Imaging Source DFK 31BU03.H suitable for AP?

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#1 CosmoJoe

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:18 AM

Is the Imaging Source DFK 31BU03.H suitable for AP?

http://www.theimagin...lor/dfk31bu03h/

I only ask because I can get one dirt cheap right now.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:30 AM

It would be OK for Lunar, planetary and solar,not so good if you want to do deep sky imaging. These types of cameras are designed to take rapid exposures, and a lot of them to capture brief moments of good seeing and steady atmosphere on smaller objects. Their small chip size and lack of cooling make them less than great for long exposures on extended DSO's.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

would it be worth it to buy one at 75 dollars?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

would it be worth it to buy one at 75 dollars?


For planetary, lunar or solar it would be worth it. Not for Deep sky.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

If its not an .AS model it may not do long exposures. Good deep-sky can be done if it will do long exposures. so make sure if its capable. for examples of images see:

http://members.shaw....AstroIndex.html

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

It says it can do 1/10000 - 30 second exposures.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

For $75 give it a try, you can always use it for planetary if it doesn't work out for DSO's. 30 seconds is not a very long exposure for DSO's though.






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