Toying with another Roper Scientific camera
Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:39 PM
Trying to reach focus during daytime was a bear since even the shortest possible exposure would reach 4095. I hooked it to my AT65EDQ and after a few try's started thinking "maybe this isn't going to work out"...
In a fit of desperation I took a piece of foil and covered the nose of the scope, took a tiny nail and punctured one hole. I then ran some exposures and can actually see shapes of the trees it's pointing at, and a lot of dust that needs to be cleaned off the sensor window .
I'm hoping to get a chance to actually point it at the sky tonight(now that I know it "is" working)
It was only $150, so if it doesn't work out... what the heck.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:15 PM
Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:03 PM
I put my 7nm Ha filter on it, and I'm waiting a few more minutes to fire everything up and try some shots. Can't spend too much time unfortunately... work tomorrow. first time in years that I've had to work a Saturday. Yep clear sky.
Got it off ebay. Uses the same data cable and capture card that the Quantix uses so it was pretty painless in that respect as well as the price.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:20 PM
Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:10 AM
Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:14 AM
20 X 200 seconds
Roper Scientific Sensys KAF1401E camera. 9 X 5mm, 6.8um pixels
1317 X 1035 pixels
AT65EDQ 420mm Fl
Baader 7nm Hydrogen Alpha filter
stacked in Images Plus with 10 darks, no flats.
I did layer in photoshop to reveal the Trap
Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:54 PM
Yes Orly it is an NABG chip. I probably could have cleaned that up but It was fun just getting it hooked up and collecting data
It's got to be at least a pound lighter than the KAF6303E.
Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:30 AM
Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:31 PM
Just wanted to say hello and that I have several of these SenSys cameras and also the Quantix, collected over years. Much appreciate these discussions and hope to be posting some results later in the springtime!