I am curious to know if any members out there who own the Revolution Imager II with the mini dvr, have used the that combination to take astro pics. I have used the combination to take pictures of the moon and the planets but not deep sky objects. If any have done so, and had success, I would like to know?
I take videos of deep sky objects as they are saved on the DVR. I DO NOT save & stack them with the USB dongle. I don't want to use the laptop at the scope.
I copy the videos later to my laptop, and view them with VLC Media Player. THIS is where I tweak the brightness & contrast & gamma settings to get a pleasing image. *THIS IS CRITICAL*
I have found that a so-so looking image from the camera can be processed here to darken the background and bring out the colors. I can't get the settings on the camera to do this.
I set the aspect ratio to 16:10 and run the video to where enough live images were stacked together and I freeze it on a good frame.
There is a "take snapshot" option and I save it as a .png or .bmp or whatever.
Here are some snapshots of M27, M13, M17