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Olivier Biot
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Product Review: Orion StarShoot USB Eyepiece
      #4818504 - 09/20/11 03:58 PM

Product Review: Orion StarShoot USB Eyepiece

By Ray Sanders


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Joe Bergeron
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Re: Product Review: Orion StarShoot USB Eyepiece new [Re: Olivier Biot]
      #4818599 - 09/20/11 04:38 PM

Thanks for the laugh. When I saw that image of Jupiter as a nearly featureless white ellipse, and then read your description of the camera as a "decent planetary imager", I just about cracked up.

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Re: Product Review: Orion StarShoot USB Eyepiece new [Re: Joe Bergeron]
      #4819856 - 09/21/11 11:02 AM

I would be curious to know what scope was used.

...and comparable to a 3.8mm + 2x barlow?!?!? That's some CRAZY magnification! That would require excellent seeing conditions and a nice scope. In an 8" SCT, that would be over 1000X and over 125X per inch!

Really?


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Re: Product Review: Orion StarShoot USB Eyepiece new [Re: JadeSmith]
      #4820718 - 09/21/11 07:34 PM

AMCAP software is just tapping into the device's "control pin", since the device driver is the standard DirectShow type.

In another word, that USB cam is user controllable or not is not AMCAP's fault but really on the device's native capability. It might actually caused by that CMOS cam is set to be only allowing fully automatic operation (e.g., no manual adjustment on shutter, gain, etc.) probably for simplicity reasons. This approach tends to be used by many low-end imaging devices for "deploy-n-forget" situations".

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