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donnie3
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/15/04

Loc: bartlesville oklahoma
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      #6050186 - 08/28/13 08:04 AM Attachment (14 downloads)

my first saved still video image.

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dragonslayer1
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 02/25/12

Loc: SLC, UT
Re: first new [Re: donnie3]
      #6050260 - 08/28/13 09:00 AM

pretty good pic, what scope and mount are you using, and how long exposure was that?
Kasey


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donnie3
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/15/04

Loc: bartlesville oklahoma
Re: first new [Re: dragonslayer1]
      #6050303 - 08/28/13 09:27 AM

8"nexstar se with a 0.5 focal reducer. 512x. I like the Samsung camera but it has no adjustable gain only high and low, no cooling fan. im hoping that this camera I ordered from video-astro systems will work a lot better. the Samsung is kind of a hit and miss, sometimes I get good results and other nights it seems im wasting my time. donnie

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dragonslayer1
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 02/25/12

Loc: SLC, UT
Re: first new [Re: donnie3]
      #6050488 - 08/28/13 11:16 AM

you will have to probably keep using faster integration as the SE mount may track well to the human eye, but with a camera the tracking abilities will show more,,, you will notice the star trails... but is a good picture,
Kasey


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mattflastro
Vendor - Astrovideo Systems


Reged: 07/31/09

Loc: Brevard County , FL
Re: first new [Re: dragonslayer1]
      #6050500 - 08/28/13 11:21 AM

you can also use the camera to achieve a quick good polar alignment

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Tom and Beth
Post Laureate


Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Tucson, AZ
Re: first new [Re: mattflastro]
      #6050595 - 08/28/13 12:17 PM

Quote:

you can also use the camera to achieve a quick good polar alignment




Expanding just a bit on Matt's comment:

Came across THIS program just before our rainy season started. Looking forward to trying this program as the reviews were almost all positive.


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