I won this device at the Peach State Star Gaze and was thinking of using it to make video of Double Stars for eventual stacking and measurement... I wonder how it compares to my Canon 60Da in its video mode.... Sensitivity especially...
From what I can tell the Orion's fastest frame rate is 15 fps (variable to 12.5 fps and 7.5 fps) and it seems not to have any way to change the ISO setting (although it does have a 'brightness" control. By comparison my Canon 60Da shoots at a fixed 60 fps and fully variable ISO's from 100 to 6400. The Orion's pixels are 3.6 microns square as opposed to the Canon's 4.3 so I would gain a bit of plate scale and resolution with the Orion. Out put files are .avi from the Orion while the Canon yields .mov files which a lot of science software does not like.... The Orion must have a laptop attached while the Canon DSLR works 'stand-alone' in the field.
What experiences might folks here have with the Orion in the field for Planetary work (skills in planetary imaging are 100% transferable to double star imaging....)?