More than anything this is a question of why or why not?
I started back into the hobby and got more serious back in 2014 and my current telescope is an 8" Celestron Evolution. I joined a club and was very involved. I joined the board, but most of all I focused my attention on the outreach aspect of astronomy. Eyepiece observing has been my focus and im a keep it simple kind of guy. I saw folks persuing astrophotography as almost a natural progression of the hobby, but I stuck to eyepieces. I simply did not need any more stress in my life. I figured I could just appreciate other folk's images. Some folks in our club started focusing on EAA which seemed a little simpler as there were a lot less challenges and pieces of equipment and at outreach events I saw that visitors were gravitating to checking out the monitors of EAA observers as much as looking into eyepieces. I'm also in a state with not a lot of dark areas so imaging brings out a lot more detail than the eyepiece does especially on nebulae and galaxies.
Why in the world hasn't someone developed a hub box that regular ZWO or other popular cameras can plug into and then also plug into a tablet device? The hub could have conversion software built in or it could transmit to an app and be converted there. Why aren't there EAA options that work with a basic iPad? If someone did this you'd have to think the business model would be lucrative. I know image files and raw data that comes out of these cameras is large and stacking software is required, but ipads support stacking software in certain apps already so one would have to think this is doable...
Why hasn't something "reasonable" been brought to market as of yet..I know there are some expensive options out there probably or screen mirroring options, but again simple things that do their job sell well in most spaces.
Edited by Spacefreak1974, 06 April 2021 - 11:29 AM.