Quote:I've been reading through this forum, and I think maybe I'm ready to give video a go. My motivation is for visual use is very light polluted skies. I can't really afford the Mallincam VSS, and the jr only has 4 sec integration (and still isn't cheap, but probably doable with some planning).Does anyone have a recommendation for entry-level equipment? Is my concern about the integration time reasonable, or will the jr still deliver a lot despite white-zone light pollution? I appreciate any advice.For eqipment, I have an 8-inch f5 dob and a 6-inch f6.5 equatorial mounted refractor.Thanks!
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Quote:Excellent, very happy to hear he jr will still perform well with such heavy light pollution!Mattflastro, I've read some posts here about the sbc-2000, but I wasn't sure it did integration. Am I correct in thinking 1/60 shutter speed times 512x integration = 8.5 sec integration? Sorry to ask such a basic question, I'm a total noob with electronics. Is that the same basic way the Mallincam does the integration?All else being equal, I'd much prefer a dedicated device like the Mallincam, but that's a heck of a price differential!
Quote:...I have an old portable sony DVD player with video minijack in (3.5 mm, if I am not mistaken). Any suggestions?
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Quote:Do you mind sharing what you use for a monitor since the Samsung and Mallincam are both coax-out only? Do you have to buy a TV? I have an old portable sony DVD player with video minijack in (3.5 mm, if I am not mistaken). Any suggestions?