. . . but at the moment I don't see why DSLRs can't be added to the list of cameras that are well suited for electronically assisted astronomy.
No-one said they aren't.
There isn't actually a 'List' of cameras suited for this section. Just what people conceive
to be accepted.
DSLR's have been used many times for Live Broadcasts on NightSkiesNetwork and gave great results.
Their only downfall is the length of exposure needed compared to so-called 'AstroVideo' cameras. But they do the same job.
If you go to the Main Index page of Cloudy Nights and go to the heading 'Video and Electronically Assisted Astronomy'
you will see it says: 'This forum is dedicated to 'semi-live' electronically assisted viewing of astronomical events and targets. Discussed devices include (but are not limited to) the Collins I3, StellaCam, Mallincam and other 'semi-live' output devices'
A DSLR with 'Live Preview' fits the bill nicely as for "electronically assisted viewing".
Any camera that allows observers to 'View' an object Live/Semi Live is acceptable.
It's only when it is used for Imaging that it gets debatable, as this isn't an Imaging section, but an 'electronically assisted viewing
That even includes those simple electronic eyepieces even though no-one seems to use them any more.http://jjmaden.tripo...130ate/id5.html
Well, that's my 1.9 cents worth (that's how much U.S. 2 cents is currently worth here)