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Brian Albin
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Any Users of Unibrain Cameras?
      #5690063 - 02/20/13 12:51 AM

Is anyone here using the Unibrain camera?
https://www.1394store.com/eshop/dept.asp?dept_id=2

Models
Fire-i 580b b/w camera (VGA, 86 fps) Picture Size 640 x 480; CELL size 7.40 um x 7.40 um
And
Fire-i 785b b/w camera (SXGA, 30 fps) Picture Size 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600, 640 x 480 CELL size 3.75 um x 3.75 um

Look like they ought to be good Moonur & Planet cameras.

I would like to hear comparisons to the Image Source DMK cameras if anyone has compared them.


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PiotrM
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Re: Any Users of Unibrain Cameras? new [Re: Brian Albin]
      #5690106 - 02/20/13 01:49 AM

As you can see they use old CCDs (except ICX445) and are very highly priced - so dead for modern astrophotography. Some time ago few Unibrain cams were used by http://www.astronominsk.org/index_en.htm (ICX285AL camera).


Point Grey cameras have better astro-software support and better prices.


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Brian Albin
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Re: Any Users of Unibrain Cameras? new [Re: PiotrM]
      #5692229 - 02/21/13 06:14 AM

Thank you Piotr, for the information.

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mikewirths
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Re: Any Users of Unibrain Cameras? new [Re: Brian Albin]
      #5697293 - 02/23/13 08:48 PM

Brian,

The Greek imager George Tarsoudis uses a Unibrain camera for his work, and as you can see he has gotten some superb results:

http://www.lunar-captures.com/

But I'm sure even he would admit that to buy a camera new for imaging there are better choices now such as the ASI120MM or if you can afford it the Point grey grasshopper express (2.8Mp)

cheers

Mike


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Brian Albin
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Re: Any Users of Unibrain Cameras? new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5697556 - 02/23/13 11:19 PM

Thanks Mike. It was the Tarsoudis pictures which brought this camera to my attention and made me wonder why I was not finding anyone else using it. I did not know it's technology is now outdated.

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