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Quote:The Orion is right in line price wise with most of the small DVRs on the market. Do I wish it were cheaper? Sure. I wish everything were cheaper.
Celestron C11 Orion 8" Newton Astrograph Orion 180mm MCT Explorer Scientific AR152 Celestron NexStar 8SE Orion ST80a Orion StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Orion BT-100 Celestron CGEM Stellacam II (video) Stellacam III (video) Samsung SCB-2000 Modified Astro-Video Systems Advance MKII Video Camera Orion G3 Color CCD Canon 6D DSLR for astro imaging
This thread is not about Orion prices , let's keep it about what OTHER devices are out there and used by astronomers.
ETX60AT-BB ETX70AT ETX80AT-BB LX200R 12" Celestron Super C8+ NexStar 4SE David Levy Comet Hunter 152mm Mak Newt DSI color Mallin Cam Hyper Plus Color Mallin Cam Junior Samsung SDC-435 Apogee 25X100 binos
Quote:Mat,Pretty hypocritical if I say so!You spent a lot of words bashing Rock about price, and now you say this - WOW!!!
Quote:Quote:This thread is not about Orion prices , let's keep it about what OTHER devices are out there and used by astronomers. Then you shouldn't have mentioned the price factor...More to the point: WHEN you become the moderator here, you can decide what I can or cannot post. Till then? Not so much.
Quote:This thread is not about Orion prices , let's keep it about what OTHER devices are out there and used by astronomers.
-CPC1100 -TravelScope 70 -Orion Deep Space Imager II Mono -Hyperion Zoom click eyepiece -Xagyl motorized filter wheel -Denk S1 powerswitch -ES6824 mm -Telrad finder
Quote:Kasey,I think you've got it.These little memory based DVR units record while they display video images ... a nice feature so you can store and later review what you've been looking at during the night.Orion sells a nice self contained unit as part of it's astronomy/imaging product family with a premium on it's price. Orion has been around for a while in the astro community and is therefore a well know commodity.There are other online sources for similar self contained DVRs. The folks selling these have little or no astronomy knowledge but have cheaper prices.A laptop PC with a video frame grabber can also be used to capture and display video images in the field, and if you already have a suitable one or purchase a reasonable used PC you can save yourself a bit of money. A PC also gives you quite a bit of flexibility as to how you store your images (direct to disk, wifi back to another PC, burn a CD/DVD, write to a memory device, etc.).
Quote:Ok, so I'm still waiting for suggestions. Has anyone tried anything other than the little Orion recorder? I, too, am trying to avoid the complexity of dragging a PC into the field. I just want a self-contained, battery powered gizmo that will display and record a video image from a composite or s-video source./Ira
Quote:Interesting device using Zoran ZR36494 compression engine/SoC. The menu page shows 800x600/640x480 (more appropriate)/320x240 and 10/20/30 FPS.I would say if it is doing MPEG2, 640x480 at 30 FPS, then it's a winner.Matt, can you use "Format Factory" or "Media File Info" to know the detailed recorded video file info (e.g., MPEG1 or 2, which profile, data rate, etc.)?P.S. this toy is using a Zoran which is a good indication .Also, many inexpensive fleabay units are using MPEG4 (MP4).Clear Skies!ccs_hello
Quote:I have the Cowon A3 and it easily beat the image of any Speco on the field. It plugs directly into the camera without needing a dock like the Archos.