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
Takahashi Mewlon 300, Takahashi TSA120
Takahashi EM400, Ioptron Pro
Quote:I don't think we will see images from the megabuck systems on this forum. Kinda like seeing the 200" Palomar on the reflector forum.
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Quote:I'm looking hard at the MallinCam Micro as my entry point into this hobby. Not too much invested, but seems like its a turn-key and capable cam. The biggest thing is it will let me get everything figured out and decide if I really enjoy AstroVid and want to put more money into it. Then I can graduate to something bigger if I decide want to pursue broadcasting and more outreach.
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Quote:Thanks for the comments Ken and Will!Ironically enough, I have some 1/2" Sony HAD CCD IR security cams for an alternate hobby. I intend on playing around with one of them that I'm repairing anyway and seeing what kind of results I get.I'm pretty sure down the road I am going to need a narrow field setup as well as a wide-field setup.I know exactly what you mean on getting started and getting the fever -- I still have my Coltier 8" dob from the early 90s and get it out often. --Rick
Quote:I also have some older 1/2" security cams and tried them first. It was a good test for me to actually try before buy and figure if this activity is fun enough , isn't too technical, too many wires and little things to drop in the grass at night. After that, the old surveillance cams lost their appeal because they're totally blind compared to the new generation cams. Couldn't draw any conclusion based on using them, it'd be like driving a Ford T to decide whether to buy a Chevy Volt .Clear Skies,Al