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Meade DSI-3 color camera for sale

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Since I changed from the Meade DSI-3 one shot color camera to the QHY8 I have a camera that I no longer need. It is a 1.4MP CCD camera with a single USB interface.

Ring Nebula with this camera: http://tinyurl.com/l7kmpu

See this link for more info:

http://www.telescopes.net/doc/2500/mftr/Meade/item/04535

The Meade price for this camera is about $800 US.

I would like to sell it for $400 US plus shipping. I can ship anywhere. Regular Priority Mail from the US to Australia is about $36 US and takes 6 - 10 days. I will ship insured at my expense. I also have a Meade LPI which I will throw in.

Brent

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Since I changed from the Meade DSI-3 one shot color camera to the QHY8 I have a camera that I no longer need. It is a 1.4MP CCD camera with a single USB interface.

Ring Nebula with this camera: http://tinyurl.com/l7kmpu

See this link for more info:

http://www.telescopes.net/doc/2500/mftr/Meade/item/04535

The Meade price for this camera is about $800 US.

I would like to sell it for $400 US plus shipping. I can ship anywhere. Regular Priority Mail from the US to Australia is about $36 US and takes 6 - 10 days. I will ship insured at my expense. I also have a Meade LPI which I will throw in.

Brent

Is the camera compete as sold with all software, cables etc. included?

Robert

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It's tough to compare a color camera to a monochrome camera, they're really two different animals. I'd suspect the biggest difference is the larger chip used in the II series, and of course it's color versus monochrome. Pixel for pixel I the Pro II is probably sharper, but you can compensate for that a bit with the larger chip of the III. One thign you can't get around is the fact that monochrome camera's typically run about 2-3 times as sensitive as a color camera. So it's a bit os an apple'n oranges comparison; the simplcity of a color camera versus the capability of a monochrome.

As for your Pro II you might eventually find RGB imaging (and better yet LRGB imaging) to be simple than you expect. I've found Autostar Imaging Processing (ASIP) does a great job assembling RGBs and the latest version of ASIP added a coiple of new functions (RGB align and RGB Gray Ballance) that makes it even easier.

Personally, if it were me (and it's not) I'd look at a DSLR as an economical large format color camera and keep my Pro II as a very capable monochrome camera. That's basically what I do now and as a future upgrade I'm looking at getting a Pro III.

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