Orion 203mm F3.9, TPO 304mm F4, SkyWatcher F4 Coma Corrector, QC PRO 9000, ASI120MM, TV5XPM, Atlas EQ-G (EQ MOD), Canon EF 200mm F2.8, Canon 6D, 14mm F2.8, Atik 314L+, 4 X 2" Nautilus with 2" Orion LRGB Filters.
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Paul Maxson Celestron C14, Mewlon 250, Orion EON120, Flea3, ASI120MM. Those who say it can't be done need to stay out of the way of those doing it. http://www.sunspot51.com
Quote:Thanks Guys. I am wondering how this cam is more sensitive than the Flea3? I can shoot much higher frame rates and it also creates much larger video files in the same amount of time. Another thing that surprised me is I don't need any spacers at all to get Jupiter to fill up the chip? On the flea3 I have to put a lot of spacers on it to get Jupiter large enough on the chip. Great little cam.
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Quote:David, since Sam asked me to help "launch" this camera outside of China back in September 2012 I am still finding myself "gob-smacked" at times with its' performance.....at the time Sam sent me some images from a couple of Chinese AA'ers (himself & ZZ included if I recall correctly) and he thought then that it would out-perform the DMK618 camera, backing it up with some pretty strong evidence.....I was reticent to "go the whole hog" and employ it in preference to my Flea3 because, as everyone knows, that camera has an extremely good reputation and I'd been using it very successfully for over 2 years...To cut a long story short I have no hesitation now in stating from an empirical perspective that it is the better camera of the 2.....no problems with others disagreeing on this point but what I pulled last night at well under 30 degrees elevation only enhanced that personal appraisal..! You've created a fine image here and I'm sure you'd agree that it should only get better with further useage!!! As to the smaller pixel size in the sensor I find operating at considerably lower f/l's produces a really "sweet spot" but I now have a fully-fledged variable amplification fitting (home-designed naturally! ) that accomodates a whole range of image scales.This morning the ASI120MM demonstrated its advantages with 50fps captures in all channels where the Flea could only approach said in the red, with blue being almost half that rate! Image scale at that comparison is smaller despite the smaller pixels - but I'm finding this scale to be in a really "sweet spot" for my C14 and as yet I'm not being handicapped by the image sizes...they are taking upsampling better than the (larger) Flea3 images would, which suggests to me it really is a winner on all fronts! Will post my own results from last night/this morning when I get home tomorrw from my local dark sky site - and hope to see more fine images from you and others with this cam soon..!
Quote:I'm curious as to the availability of this camera in the US? thanks, -Tim
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