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Celestron Skyris camera? new
      #6077554 - 09/12/13 06:21 PM

Anyone try the Celestron Skyris camera? How do you like it? What settings did you use in the software that comes with it? How about settings in Gorecaptire? Thanks.
Jim


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Re: Celestron Skyris camera? new [Re: James Cunningham]
      #6078135 - 09/13/13 01:37 AM

The Celestron Skyris 274M ($899.95) looks a lot like the Imaging Source DMK 23U274 ($850.00).

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Re: Celestron Skyris camera? new [Re: frolinmod]
      #6078213 - 09/13/13 04:32 AM

Quote:

The Celestron Skyris 274M ($899.95) looks a lot like the Imaging Source DMK 23U274 ($850.00).



This is somewhat unsurprising. link


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Re: Celestron Skyris camera? [Re: James Cunningham]
      #6078621 - 09/13/13 12:03 PM

Yes, James, I have one. Not much to write about yet but I did do a little blurb on it on the end of this thread...

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Re: Celestron Skyris camera? new [Re: PatHolland]
      #6249789 - 12/12/13 07:52 PM

This camera was developed by Celestron and Image Source together. I'm using the Skyris 445M on my TEC 8" f/20 for lunar and solar work.You can see some of the work at:
http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~rhill/solobs.html
for solar and check today's LPOD for a lunar image:
http://lpod.wikispaces.com/December+12%2C+2013

A big problem I had with the TEC was finding a barlow that would work with it so I could do Nyquist sampling with my images. With my old DMK the pixel size closely matched the resolution of the instrument so I wanted to increase the image scale about 2x. With the tiny (3.75 microns) pixels of the Skyris 445 series, there is no longer a need for a barlow. If you look at the solar images, done with a 3.5" Questar, there is granulation. Can't beat that for the aperture. On the moon I have done images to a resolution of 1km. This one of Copernicus is one of them with the measured craters in Stadius done with the LROC Quick Map images:
http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~rhill/images_moon/copernicus2013-10-15-0204finB.jpg

Several other things about this camera. The dynamic range is greatly improved so you can put the terminator and brightly light features in the same field and not lose detail in shadows or highlights.

It's a great camera.


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Re: Celestron Skyris camera? new [Re: rikhill]
      #6251096 - 12/13/13 03:02 PM

I really like your images.
Jim


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