question about orions video setup
Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:21 PM
Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:50 PM
The slightly larger sensor = a larger fov with the Orion camera
It also has a slightly better (more sensitive) sensor than the Samsung
Beyond that with it's 4 second integration the Orion really doesn't show any more of a dso than the Samsung does.
I'd keep an eye out for a used Mallincam (MCHP/VSS/Xtreme) or Stellacam III.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:54 PM
This is from my personal experience with the Orion video cameras:
They are only 256x (4 sec.)while the Samsung is 512X (8 sec.)
While the Orion is a 1/2 inch sensor and the Samsung is 1/3, I did not see any improvement over my Samsung SCB2000 other than slight increase of FOV with the Orion.
I have since sold off the Orion and still use the Samsung.
I also noticed that Orion states that their camera is best for solar, lunar, planetary and Messier objects. I can actually go deeper with the Samsung and get better presentation of the objects the Orion camera can see.
I personally would not purchase the Orion for myself as a second camera. It is a good camera and for someone to purchase it as a new first camera, however I believe that it would be quickly out grown by most people.
As a second camera over the Samsung, I do not believe I would be gaining enough improvement to warrant the expense.
For the same amount of money or close, look for used Mallincams here or on AstroMart. Or as I have done, find used Stellacams (mono but deep looking cameras) to do LRGB to produce color processed photos.