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#1 OC Telescope

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:41 PM

We are excited to announce our new Advanced Imaging Kit!

 

Being the most affordable complete camera kit in its class, the Advanced 224 imaging kit is not only for Deep Sky and Planets but also as you advance in imaging it will continue to serve as a superb guider.  EAA (Electronic Assisted Astronomy) is the fastest growing sector of modern astronomy, you can see in almost real time deep sky objects and planetary detail you may have only dreamed about before.

 

We've put the complete package here at your fingertips, everything you need except a computer, tracking telescope and clear skies (please feel free to call us and I will tell you how much I hate clouds, I really do!).  

 

https://www.revoluti...om/products/224

 

Clear Skies!

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:35 AM

Amazing deal. What is the diameter? Can the camera body be inserted into a 1.25" focuser?



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:08 AM

Yes it is 1.25"

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:41 AM

The front section is 1.25" in diameter (same as those black adapters, focal reducer, filters, etc.) but clearly the rest of the body is slightly larger in diameter (about 35mm) ... and so less than 2"/50.8mm.

 

So the camera will go a bit deeper into a 1.25" focuser barrel than other cameras that have a different body style (helpful if you are very close in coming to focus). The narrower body style also lends itself to being used with a 2" focuser and with a suitable adapter being inserted even deeper, that's even better news for folks who have run out of inward focuser travel (potentially a big advantage for Newtonian scope owners).

 

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:33 AM

Mike,

 

Very Nice!   Always making EAA easy and available at low cost.

 

Best Regards,

Curtis



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:50 AM

Order placed. Tried, but could not resist lol.gif


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:15 AM

Excellent! an RI224  waytogo.gif



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:11 PM

Nice.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:19 PM

Order placed. Tried, but could not resist lol.gif

Resistance is futile!

 

(Hope you love it!)

 

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:23 PM

 

Order placed. Tried, but could not resist lol.gif

Resistance is futile!

 

(Hope you love it!)

 

Mike

 

Another order placed


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:02 PM

Mike, do you offer just the camera DIY? Like you did with the Revolution Imager R1 and R2?



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:43 PM

While I've got a pretty good drawer full of bits and pieces I look at Mike's new kit and think at that price I could always use another good 1.25" focal reducer and UV/IR filter. smile.gif



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:21 PM

Will the zoom and all sky lens work with the RI224 camera?

https://www.revoluti...-60mm-zoom-lens

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:09 PM

Will the zoom and all sky lens work with the RI224 camera?

https://www.revoluti...-60mm-zoom-lens

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Hi Travis,

 

Absolutely, however the 224 Imager does not have the 1/4-20 tripod socket so attaching the camera with lens to a tripod or piggyback adapter will be DIY, though I imagine fairly easy.

 

 

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:59 PM

Be wary of the zoom lens. Mine focuses at maximal wide and maximal long settings and nothing in between. If I handhold the lens a few millimeters in front of the camera it works at all settings, but once screwed onto the camera it doesn't.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:32 PM

With which camera ... the R2 or the new 224 based one? Probably best to discuss the specifics with Mike but it sure sounds like the lens simply needs a 5mm C-mount spacer. I'd guess that the lens is a C-mount spacing (17.5mm) model and the camera is a CS mount (12.5mm spacing) setup.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:45 PM

When should I use the IR cut filter with the R224?



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:11 PM

Hi Travis,

Absolutely, however the 224 Imager does not have the 1/4-20 tripod socket so attaching the camera with lens to a tripod or piggyback adapter will be DIY, though I imagine fairly easy.


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Hey Mike. I see someone comment they had issues. I'm about ready to pull the trigger (had to woo the wife) and wanted to see if I needed anything else to use the zoom lens with the 224.

Also, I didn't see it listed in the product page. Still have some?



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Posted 01 April 2017 - 05:56 PM

Mike, how does the Touptek 224 (IMX224) compare to the Touptek GCMOS, which has the AR0130C sensor?



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Posted 01 April 2017 - 07:52 PM

The ToupTek GPCMOS are a series of cameras with a variety of sensors. One model has the ARO, another the 224, and another the 290 ... but they are all GPCMOS model cameras. Mike's Advanced IMX224 is a GPCMOS camera.

 

But it's certainly a good question about comparing one with the ARO sensor with one with the IMX224. 


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:20 PM

Mike:

I have an R1 system. Can I just purchase the 224 camera alone?

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:08 PM

Will the zoom and all sky lens work with the RI224 camera?

https://www.revoluti...-60mm-zoom-lens

https://www.revoluti...olution-imagers



Travis

That 6 - 60mm zoom is not parafocal and is somewhat a pain to use.I have some Rokinon/Samyang manual lenses that work well with an adapter with the R2.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:12 PM

Hello to all

 

need help

 

i am trying to focus a 224 in the eye piece cylinder of a NexStar 8” In daylight I focused on an object miles away with a 25mm EP. Then , as recommended , turned the scope focus knob counterclockwise 7.5 turns. I do not even get a blurred image on my laptop screen. Is there some setting on the left of the Toup Sky screen that I should adjust. Trying to get the hand of this is daylight

 

thanks

 



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 08:00 PM

It can be a little intimidating to initially figure out exposures ... but with a little experience you'll find it becomes second nature.

 

For daytime testing I've found it helpful to use the Auto Exposure setting. It's under the Capture and Resolution tab. When you do this you'll notice a small box in the middle of the image, that box is where the software is sampling the image to do the auto exposure trick (you can re size or move the box if you want to have the exposure sample a particular area of the image).

 

This will give you an idea about exposures for bright (daytime) objects. Just remember to un click the Auto Exposure when you are working with dark images. The Auto Exposure can work for the moon but with small objects like planets and very dark images (deep space objects) it won't work well, there you'll need to manually set the exposure and gain.


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Posted 01 August 2019 - 08:23 PM

Sounds great. I have an R2 and have been thinking about upgrading to a CMOS.  Will this work with SharpCap?




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