Galaxy Point of View
Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:12 PM
What a delightful night. While the 8 inch view with astro video is modest compared to a couple nights before when I used a 12.5 inch Dob, it was still a very nice view. It was a good evening to give thanks.
Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:59 AM
Nice work. I like the way you tie it altogether with the story.
Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:51 PM
Beautiful sketch of the faintest companion to M65 and M66.
Are you still using the same astro video camera from years back and has it been trouble free all this time?
Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:36 PM
Frank, the video camera (MallinCAM Hyper Color) does develop a few hot pixels over time, but it is still 90% capable and I expect to get several more years out of it. And, that includes dropping it at least twice, yanking cords out of it by accident, and lots of observing. They are tough cameras. With eyes getting older and light pollution, I still think they are wonderful to use to study and sketch objects. As you know, I observe with binoculars or just EPs on a telescope, but there is nothing quite like live viewing where you can draw in something a much much larger scope can do....but only be using an 8 inch.
Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:18 AM
Good to hear about the MallinCAM. I have been learning about them. At some point I would like to get one. My wife has a retina disease so she has very poor vision. I spoke to another gentleman who uses it to show folks with poor eyesight the wonders of the sky. I always wondered how the camera's held up.
Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:18 PM
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