Nytecam 51N 0.1W Meade 30cm LX200 astrograph+C8+Ha+CaK PSTs+spectrographs SX M9+Lodestar-C+M CCDs/Canon 1100D DSLR My Meade astrograph-colour deepsky My supernova discovery My dome build/spectroscopes/DSO images/Lodestar colour images & videos
Quote:interesting how long can you go(time wise) with your setup
Quote:Wouldn't be so sure Maurice, I caught the California neb from Bushy Park last week.... ;-)PEterW
Quote:beautiful Maurice, I love your lodestar images. Nice M1!
Quote:I find it very difficult to decide which camera I should get. A MallinCam or Lodestar-C? These cameras should be comparable with respect to sensitivity. I have a CPC1100 telescope on an ordinary ALT / AZ mount. I will use a focal length of about 3.8. My question is if they give similar and the same magnitude during enexponering between 15 to 50 seconds? Can I use a Lodestar-C with ALT / AZ mount? Are there other color cameras with similar sensitivity and perhaps with cooling?
Quote:Nice pictures, but how do one short exposure, 15-40 seconds with alt/az?
LS60THa/B1200 Cerevolo 8" F5 MN Orion 11 SCT Tak EM200, Meade 6" F5 Newt, Starblast 4.5", ETX 90 C6 SCT, Meade 90 mm F9 refractor Meade 10"SN Canon T3, Mallincam Extreme
Quote:Aside from having to use a computer. I can plug an astrovideo camera directly into a TV. No pre or post processing required.
Quote:Quote:Aside from having to use a computer. I can plug an astrovideo camera directly into a TV. No pre or post processing required. Complete Lodestar system = 1 cam + 1 USB lead + 1 laptop - everyone has a laptop don't they ! No tangle of wires, no complex and multiple camera settings, no additional power source or mains supply, no amp glow, no hyper-circuitry etc - just set exposure in seconds and await image download in display loop. And video camera results ARE processed via the camera settings AND nowadays by MiloSlick software - you told us
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