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#1 StarBurger

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:31 PM

Taken with a $60 action camera.(Maginon AC 700)

ED 80 Pro f 7.5 .Prime focus on an AVX tracked.

Two video images of about 400 frames each in Registax and stitched together.

No laptop, just plug the cam into the focuser and expose through the WiFi wrist strap buttons. 

Remove the mini SD card from the cam and plug into a PC in the comfort of your home and process.

The seeing was awful and I didn't try too hard on the focus.

Lazy lunar imaging indeed.....

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:43 PM

Looks good. smile.gif



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:15 PM

I thought this was a classified ad. I was wondering which moon I could get for $60.


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:18 PM

Prime focus?  The camera lens is removable, then?



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:32 PM

Yes the 175 degree lens is removable with some courage, revealing the raw sensor minus the IR filter-so an H alpha astro modified camera!

Using and modifying the "underwater" housing to attach a 1 1/4 inch tube from any old crap eyepiece works well.(Don't we all own some?)

Cost me nothing except for a few globs of epoxy.

I can post some images about how it was done.


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 10:25 PM

That is very much like how planetary video imaging started.  We would use cheap webcams connected to PCs by the USB port.  A gentleman in England made me an adapter threaded to take the place of the lens on a Philips ToUCam and fit a 1.25" eyepiece tube.


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