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#1 asaint

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 10:05 AM

Meade DSI

#2 WadeVC

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:13 PM

As one who is interested in learning the art of astrophotography, this was a very well-written article that is very easy to follow for the amature interested in learning this skill.

It was made clear that this camera/software combo was moreso for the beginner, and that this was a single item review, and not a comparison between one product over the other.

Thanks for the review! :waytogo:

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 08:52 AM

Nice review.

One thing, though:

The author wrote "At less than $100, the Meade DSI is an incredible bargain and well worth the money." Is the DSI really available for that kind of money? Or did you mean the much less sensitive LPI, which as far as I know goes for $99?

As the pictures showed deep sky objects, I suppose the review was for the DSI and not the LPI?

#4 Tom T

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 09:09 AM

The DSI was just "blown out" at that price to make way for the DSI II. The DSI Pro was also "blown out" to make way for the Pro II.

It was a heck of a deal!

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 05:50 PM

Yeah, just purchased DSI with 99. Figured not only this is my first step toward imaging, but later I can still use it as guiding camera if later I got something better...

#6 FLNightSky

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 08:12 PM

I got the Pro. Too good of a deal to pass up!

#7 Sellick

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 09:32 PM

were can I get a DSI for only $99.00,


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Posted 05 September 2007 - 09:48 PM

Never mind just got one from OPT, I got the cart befor the horse I dont have a laptop yet. But at that price I could not wait.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:35 AM

Allen; I originally bought mine (a couple of years ago) before I really had a telescope to put it on. I ended up having a lot of fun using it with an Orion StarBlast on the mount from my Meade DS-2130. Out of the box you can do some nice work with a original DSI and once you get the hang of it you can push the edge of what it can do and take some very nice images with it.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 12:43 PM

I've been playing with a DSI pro myself. so far I've just taken a few rather poor terrestial shots. I'd like to figure out a good way to focus, and I also need to stop being lazy and drag everything outside (I've been shooting through my balcony glass door).

#11 Roy McCoy

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:15 PM

Just an FYI

The deal is not completely over yet. Telescopes.com is selling the DSI pro for $139 shipped and the DSI for $99 shipped. I was told they still had 150 of the pro units left.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:06 PM

Nice review. I just ordered one to give imaging a try.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 12:41 AM

Dee:

When you really get into astronomy big time, you will have fun transporting big time equipment. The CGE head weighs in at about 45lbs, the tripod another 30 lbs, a 10" SCT weighs another 30+ lbs, and hopefully you have a dark sky site where you can set up near your car. I have one site near home which requires the use of a wheel barrel to cart all this stuff to my observing site (a small soccer field) then put up a tarp on the soccer net to block an area of car lights before setting up. Not one of the desirable aspects of this hobby. But I love it!

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 02:27 PM

I just got my DSI in the mail, Now I need help on picking the right Laptop. I have a DELL decktop so I think I will stick with that brand but what about the OS will vista work with the DSI? or should I get one with XP? dose any one out there have a older DSI and what sys are they working with.

Any help would be great.

Allen

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 02:33 PM

If I recall, the post that was put in the vendors section by astronomics said it didn't work with Vista. You might want to check in the vendors area for that post, or call your distributor or Meade and ask. I bought a machine with XP for this reason myself, it would be annoying but funny if it turns out this was unnecessary.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 02:39 PM

Thank you Dee,
So how much Ram can I get away with 1mg or do I need 2mg

Allen


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