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#1 xvariablestarx

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 05:15 PM

I have an Amscope M160C series microscope, it works well, but I would like to capture images using it. I see a  2 mega-pixel imaging camera on Amazon from Celestron, would it work with my microscope?

 

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#2 Jon_Doh

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 10:15 AM

It should work provided it fits.  Check the diameter of the camera and your ocular to make sure they're compatible.



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Posted 23 April 2018 - 10:21 PM

I did a little experiment, I turned the ISO number of my phone's camera to 40, and focus to infinity, and took some movies of me trying to get the specimen in the video. I then selected the best frame I could see. First specimen is pollen grains, the next is a fly leg. I don't think the images are that bad, not National Geographic standard by any means, but I am happy enough with them.

 

 

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 10:23 PM

I actually wonder what I can capture using the same ISO number and focus type at the eyepiece of my telescope, but that is off topic. Edit, actually it seems it can in theory, but it needs a higher ISO number.


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#5 Jon_Doh

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 02:07 PM

Those aren't bad at all.  And yes you can do this with your telescope, with the difference being you'll get better images if you can stack them.




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