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Image Intensifier iPhone video of NGC891

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#1 mpattern

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

Inspired by the other recent videos posted in this forum, I was reminded of this video I took using my iPhone 4S.

It is of the galaxy NGC891. The clip was taken with 28" f/3.66 scope, a micro monocular equipped with a F9800K image intensifier, and an iPhone 4S. The video looks a lot like the real view at the eyepiece, maybe just a touch less contrast.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=f7hNQ3d3Rt0

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

That looks great. Love that strong dust lane and large size. I assume that your big scope has auto tracking, right? What kind of telescope were you using - a large Dob?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

Yep, the scope is a large dob and has a Servocat tracking system. The tracking made taking the video pretty straightforward!

I probably should have jiggled the eyepiece a little bit sometime during the video...gives one a better sense of what it is actually like looking through the scope.


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