After stumbled into video EAA last September I have bought an LN300 from Aliexpress. When it has arrived a c-mount lens (75mm f.l. F1.9) was mounted, placed on DIY Equatorial goto mount (http://www.cloudynig...t-8-goto-mount/), and pointed somewhere toward sky. Many stars displayed on the screen excited me so much, I was jumping from M31, M42... A few shots of 17sec frames (B/W) of M31 showed the dust lanes. When I tried to use LN300 as a guide scope and pointed to M45, it was great. I was able to see those DSOs though my small aperture lenses and telescope from my own backyard! It was never possible with my 6"F5 scope through EP and light polluted sky.
While I was delving into this subject through this forum I was thinking of getting another camera like DSO or similar which may be better than LN300. It was when a private communication with David B in NM started and SC2000 board camera (http://www.securityc...Cable%2dUS.html) was gently suggested. So I ordered two at $23 each (even free shipping - three days). David helped me to go through settings of parameters after building a box for the camera board. Guess what? As David promised, this cheap camera outperformed LN300 through indoor tests we have performed.
I would like to share my joy of this camera as well as how I put together a simple box camera with SC2000. It is dirt cheap and works up to my satisfaction and the building is very simple. Anyone who can make holes with hand drill can make it. I will later put some TEC as well in the box.
The shipping was very quick (but never quick to those who are eagerly waiting). Packaging was very neat and I was surprised to see that because I have been used to sloppy packages sent by some e-bay venders.
The box contained everything you need except a box to put in. They sell the box, too, at only $2.00 (http://www.securityc...M-Portable.html) which I have on order, I will review when it comes. The wiring harness has OSD joystick as well. lens mounts also were included as you see in the last picture. I will show how I put these things in a box in the next post.
(The third picture was taken after IR filter was removed. It was very simple. I followed the instruction given by David. What a great guy! )