LX200R GPS 8" Polar-Pier-Mounted roll away shed, separate Warm Room SBIG ST-7, CFW-8, AO-7 Stellacam III + Orion Manual Filter Wheel DMK 21AU4 + AviStack or Registax MaxImDL, TheSky6, Photoshop CS3
http://www.astrobin.com/users/budman1961/ Meade LX3 8" OTA/IEQ45 Mallincam HyperPlus Color, QHY5L-II Mono Orion Mini Finder/Guider
Paul B. Jones http://www.astrobin.com/users/bunyon/
Quote:Hi TravisI am not going to get into a big debate over what I said, but I still believe (and have tested several cameras) what I previously said. We have a fantastic tool for 3 years now that anyone can use and it's called Night Skies Network (NSN) open to ALL!To this day I have not seen hardly any people and I am on NSN a lot showing their results live with their particular camera. I have always believed in actions speak louder than words. Lets start seeing some broadcast of DSO's and that will provide us the best idea of what can be expected under certain conditions.Chris AAstrogate
"Stand back, this thing might be loaded..."
Quote:It was my impression, perhaps incorrect, that those who do "live viewing" are substituting the video camera for an eyepiece. This gives the experience of "at the eyepiece" but the ability to go deeper and even see some colors in some DSOs that cannot be captured with oculars for that particular aperture. In other words, its a visual not photographic experience.Ed
Quote:They are so narrow minded they can see through an eyepiece with both eyes at the same time.
Quote:There are a few other options and some look promising and I am sure that as this market grows others will compete with Rock, but for now I am well pleased with both my mallincams.
Quote:Regarding the Lodestar-C I don't know if it provides a live feed on screen like DBK21/Mallincam or acts like a DSLR at long exposures when the screen goes black during the exposure. Maybe Nytecam can clarify this.
Quote: "What I am saying is for e.g. if you have an APC DSLR size sensor with 9um microns pixels and your 1/4" CCD sensor with 9um micron pixels there will be no boost in sensitivity when dealing with the same focal ratio." The lens is at F1.4 and the refractor at F6.I think what Andy just posted to you is very valid and you should think about what he said. I am not too sure if you are the one on NSN under the name Luc, but if so then maybe go on NSN and show us the results please.Chris