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Review of the Orion G3 Monochrome CCD Camera
      #5434232 - 09/22/12 11:14 AM

Review of the Orion G3 Monochrome CCD Camera

By Barry Etter


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Re: Review of the Orion G3 Monochrome CCD Camera new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5435077 - 09/22/12 08:45 PM

Thanks Barry!

Have you tried its "near realtime view" or LiveView capability? Can you comment on it?

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Re: Review of the Orion G3 Monochrome CCD Camera new [Re: ccs_hello]
      #5438165 - 09/24/12 02:02 PM

css_hello,
I'm not sure the G3 has "near realtime view", at least I don't see that description on Orion's web site. It can download a full frame in 2 seconds or so, and you can define a smaller area to limit the amount downloaded (handy for focusing).

Perhaps you are referring to one of Orion's planetary cameras?


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Re: Review of the Orion G3 Monochrome CCD Camera new [Re: Barry E.]
      #5440437 - 09/25/12 06:54 PM

Barry,

Yes, I am talking about G3, not el-cheapo CMOS planetary cams.
I was thinking about the "continuous looping" capability such that every 2 second (or shorter if RoI readout is used). The continuous update every X second is the actual strategy used by many long-exposure capable (high sensitive) cams for astro viewing use.

My old prediction on this cam is here in CN.

Also DSS Live can do live stacking as well.

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Re: Review of the Orion G3 Monochrome CCD Camera new [Re: ccs_hello]
      #5501665 - 11/02/12 10:12 PM

Just FYI; the CCD in this camera is the same one that Meade used in its discontinued mono camera, the DSI Pro. The chip does have excellent sensitivity and low noise compared to other monochrome chips in its class. Orion added a TE cooler, which is probably a nice addition, though I haven't used it to confirm that.

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