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I have found a set of images of the Cloned T7 Astrocam (ZWO ASI120c) I purchased. I will save a few thousand words with the images which are self explanatory. As you can see its very versatile and can be used as a stand alone cam, as a prime focus cam or a guiding camera. It also has a guiding feature with supported mounts. Prices vary on EBay but around $100 - $128 AUD. Software and drivers available from ZWO web. You need to download all to work. The "Asicap" software contain a full rundown on setup and use in a Help PDF file. Dave
This is a tip for beginners starting out in wonderful world of astrophotograpy and processing for the first time. Newcomers to processing often hype-up the contrast in an attempt to create a more dramatic look. We all did this at some point! Although this sometimes has the intended effect, it also can destroy the fine nebular detail that resides in those darker areas. This image illustrates the lost of fine detail that can occur when contrast is increased. The ill effects are especially apparent in the upper areas of these panels. Panel A: The levels are set for maximum detail throughout the tonal range. Panel B: Contrast added and the blacks begin to fall. Panel C: The blacks are now crushed and the loss of detail becomes apparent.
This panorama depicts the emission nebula along the edge of one of Milky Way's giant molecular clouds, is part of a larger mosaic which can be viewed here Imaging telescope or lens: Vixen VSD 100 f/3 Imaging camera: Sony ICX814 Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen VSD Guiding camera: sx loadstar Software: Sequence Generator Pro, Photoshop CS5, PixInsight 1.8, PHD Filters: Chroma OIII 3nm, Chroma Ha 3nm Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain