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Ok, equipment list…for reference purposes only!
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Quote:Brought my new Xtreme out for a test run this weekend, only to find I didn't have everything I needed.1) Evidently I need an rs-232-usb adapter if I want to use the camera control software (don't know why they wouldn't package one with the control cable, but I suppose there's a reason). Is there a special type I need or y'all would recommend?2) Recommendations for the software to actually view the image on a computer (again, don't know why a program wouldn't be included with the software). I downloaded AMCAP just because it was the first result in my search. Any other recommendations, Miloslick?3) If I have an MFR-5 on the camera, do I need to also use the 1.25" adapter? When I finally got an image onscreen, the stars were HUGE, I mean like 1/4 of the screen huge. I played with the focus and was able to pass through what looked like good focus, but the star was still a monster.I'm really thinking I need to forget about the laptop and just get a monitor to get me started Tommy
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LS60THa/B1200 Cerevolo 8" F5 MN Orion 11 SCT Tak EM200, Meade 6" F5 Newt, Starblast 4.5", ETX 90 C6 SCT, Meade 90 mm F9 refractor Meade 10"SN Canon T3, Mallincam Extreme
Quote: More info will better enable us to help you get the most out of your camera like "Are you using a focal reducer?".
Quote:2. I don't do this. I find the images look better on even an inexpensive monitor. I use a little portable DVD player with video inputs.
Gallifrey Observatory: http://devonsite.com 12' X 16' Observatory in OK, US + 12' X 16' NetWork/WarmRoom/WorkShop 12" LX200GPS Pier Polar Mount 12.5" Pier Fork Mount Newt For Outreach: C8 Deluxe and ES-152 6" Refractor on an AS5-GT Mallincam Xtreme + MISC Equipment.
Quote:Would THIS work? Battery powered and has AV in.
Orion ED80 Lunt80 with DSII Lunt 152 AT 102EDF Celestron 6SE with HyperStar Celestron 6" f/8 Refractor 8" Newtonian/Cassegrain Byers 812 SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 Celestron 9.25" CPC 1100 with HyperStar 17.5" AstroSystems TeleKit ExploraDome II Life Member and ALCOR - PAS New Orleans ALCOR - PAS Mississippi Waning Moon II Observatory