Emil author of AutoStakkert! 2.1 (check out the beta versions!). Webcam Astrophotography - Deepsky, ISS, Sun, Moon & Planetary Images,
ToxMan "Violence is not the answer. Poison is the answer."
32.2N 110.9W (Elev 2582 ft)
Celestron C11 Carbon Fiber (Veneno)
CI-700 EQ Mount Big Barlow 2x, Powermate 2.5x, Uranoport 1.5x, ES 3x barlows
DMK31, DMK21, Nautilus filter wheel, Orion filter set
FeatherTouch Focuser, MicroTouch Focus Controller
Starizona Cool Edge
"Normal" people worry me! - If you want to think "outside the square" you really need to get out of your box! A kleptomaniacal plethora of gear: Custom-cooled (my designs) C11&14, Orion Optics (UK) VX16 16" F4 newt waiting for obs, ED127 triplet, NEQ6Pro, HEQ5Pro, ancient AstroOptics EQ mount super-customised with microsteppers, goto etc, ASI120MM, ASI120MC, Flea3 (retired - accepting offers!) Toucam 840k, modded Canon 50d + F4L etc,etc & lots of other homebrew equipment.....
Quote:Paul - Sam has indicated to me a very competive price for those wishing to purchase this camera we're testing atm.....something like 1/2 the price of the TIS cameras with the 618 chip - so I think that makes it a real "player" in the imaging stakes!!!
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.
DSLR peltier cooler
DSLR Processing Tutorial
Planetary Processing Tutorial
The most incomprehensible thing about the Universe is that it is at all comprehensible....Albert Einstein http://www.trevsastronomy.webs.com/
The Cheapest Astronomer in the World gets excited by Jupiter. Builds dob, builds eq platform, arranges to borrow webcam...
Quote:Yes, it is Luckily I have the Magellan II controller, and always right next to my laptop, so I continuously steer Jupiter back in the FOV.
Skywatcher Auto Flextube 250 Dobsonian, DFK 21AU618.AS QHY5L-ll mono & colour http://www.flickr.com/photos/42079393@N05/
C11 Edge HD, C925 XLT TEC 140 (#352) w/ AT65EDQ Skywatcher 100ED w/ WO66SD ZenithStar, ES 80mm Apo Sirius, Atlas EQ-G, "Atlosmandy" Pro AZ/EQ-G, T-Rex Apex,Porta II DBK21AU04, DBK21AU618, DMK21AU618, DMK31AU03, ASI120mm/mc, Hutech 500DH Beaglehaven Observatory (BYO #168)
Quote:Notice the small cyclonic dark spot division next to oval BA.
Quote:I just purchased one of these cameras, and am very excited. I also sold my DMK21. I then did some more research on the Aptina AR0130CS/MT9M034 Cmos chip and find great looking numbers, but then I read ROLLING SHUTTER! I am freaking out a bit that I sold my global shutter CCD for a rolling shutter CMOS camera. The planet moves on screen when I am using my 16" dob, even moves a lot more when I am using my CPC1100. Did you find any problems in capture or stacking with the rolling shutter?
Quote:Quote:I just purchased one of these cameras, and am very excited. I also sold my DMK21. I then did some more research on the Aptina AR0130CS/MT9M034 Cmos chip and find great looking numbers, but then I read ROLLING SHUTTER! I am freaking out a bit that I sold my global shutter CCD for a rolling shutter CMOS camera. The planet moves on screen when I am using my 16" dob, even moves a lot more when I am using my CPC1100. Did you find any problems in capture or stacking with the rolling shutter? Forget the "techno-babble" about rolling shutter image-smearing as opposed to global shutter capabilities with planetary imaging Ed - someone using another cmos camera with a rolling shutter reported no issues whatsoever in their imaging.....but let me tell you brother, I'm the laziest dog-gone mount setup imager you'll come across in a month of Sundays mate!!! - I use a Wixey to get a rough altitude, an old compass for azimuth and I'm off and running imaging.....I make corrections every second or 2 at least and the other night the wind was so bad the image made a pinbal look slow and more geriatric than me! I have never had an ounce of trouble with "smearing" and the ASI120MM!My mantra - "good PA is for sissies!"
Quote:I did not experience any problems during two nights playing around with the camera. The first night there was quite a bit of wind, and Jupiter was bouncing up and down the screen a lot - it bounced off occasionaly - but I had no trouble stacking the final image and I did not see any artifacts.I guess that the speed of the rolling shutter matters a lot (?). A relatively slow rolling shutter should introduce weird artifacts, but if it is fast enough (like it seems to be with this particular camera), it doesn't really matter.I think you will be pleased with the camera and find that there is no problem with the rolling shutter. Sure Sam, you can use it as long as you add my name.