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Rat8bug
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GoPro Hero3 Black on Questar
      #5612437 - 01/08/13 06:16 PM Attachment (273 downloads)

Sometimes it takes technology years to catch up to Questar. The GoPro Hero is an Action Digital Camera that is tiny and feather weight. I machined a coupler from 3/4" PVC pipe to mate a scopetronix 24mm EP afocally to the camera. A $50 bill was 10 feet away. this little wonder canera has all the electronic gizmos (bluetooth, HDMI, still, 1080P video, time lapse, etc.).


Ciao...Barry

Edited by Rat8bug (01/08/13 06:27 PM)


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Re: GoPro Hero3 Black on Questar new [Re: Rat8bug]
      #5612440 - 01/08/13 06:18 PM Attachment (181 downloads)

Camera, coupler, and eyepiece. No burden here; the eyepiece weighs more than the camera.

http://www.barrie-tao.com/afocal.html

Edited by Rat8bug (01/10/13 07:17 AM)


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Re: GoPro Hero3 Black on Questar new [Re: Rat8bug]
      #5612446 - 01/08/13 06:19 PM Attachment (236 downloads)

Image of $50 taken with Q.

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Re: GoPro Hero3 Black on Questar new [Re: Rat8bug]
      #5612452 - 01/08/13 06:23 PM

The camera has Bulb mode and many exposure options. Will try hand at astrophotography with GoPro Hero 3 camera soon. Shows more potential for planetary and lunar work compared to a webcam.

Another feature of the GoPro Hero 3, is there is an iOS App for it. Using the App allows complete control of the camera function via Bluetooth; including real time viewing of the projected image on either an iPhone or iPad.

Ciao...Barry

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Re: GoPro Hero3 Black on Questar Digiscoping new [Re: Rat8bug]
      #5614146 - 01/09/13 05:41 PM Attachment (241 downloads)

Ipad 3 connected via WI-FI to camera showing image projected by Questar. This arrangement makes focusing easier, and the larger image is useful for group viewing, or projection on a HDTV.

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Re: GoPro Hero3 Black on Questar Digiscoping new [Re: Rat8bug]
      #5614740 - 01/10/13 12:02 AM

That is a very cool setup!

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Re: GoPro Hero3 Black on Questar Digiscoping new [Re: Bob Abraham]
      #5617469 - 01/11/13 03:33 PM

Any astro use yet ?

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Re: GoPro Hero3 Black on Questar Digiscoping new [Re: PBF]
      #5617913 - 01/11/13 08:06 PM

I have the GOPRO HERO2 but never considered it for imaging through a scope as it would seem you need a little on board zoom to fill the frame and those crazy wide angle settings would be terrible. Interesting that you got it to work for u . The HD res is breathtaking ill say that.

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Re: GoPro Hero3 Black on Questar Digiscoping new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5617917 - 01/11/13 08:09 PM

Ps: what's a little jarring are the focuser and mirror flip being stuck with adhesive labeling - on a Q!!!!

Acetone - carefully.

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Re: GoPro Hero3 Black on Questar Digiscoping new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5618117 - 01/11/13 10:19 PM

The Hero 3 is much improved over the Hero 2. It comes with a WI-FI remote control, has Bluetooth, 1080P at 60fps in Med, ultra wide, and narrow settings. One has to make custom adapters, as there is no zoom, a wide fov eyepiece with long eye relief is needed. The distance of the Hero 3 lens from the EP is also a factor on the vignetting produced.
Time lapse of .5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 sec intervals. All in a tiny camera that weighs just 2.6 oz with battery.
Ciao...Barry


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I have the GOPRO HERO2 but never considered it for imaging through a scope as it would seem you need a little on board zoom to fill the frame and those crazy wide angle settings would be terrible. Interesting that you got it to work for u . The HD res is breathtaking ill say that.

Pete




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Re: GoPro Hero3 Black on Questar Digiscoping new [Re: Rat8bug]
      #5623110 - 01/14/13 05:29 PM

If you take the camera apart, you can unscrew the lens and use it without the eyepiece.

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