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5 years since my last post. Just call me Captain Slack  :P

OK, here's where I am up to currently with Video Astronomy, apart from running a Video Astronomy Forum with a bloke called Davy in Scotland:

 

I now currently have 19 cameras :blink:

I have advanced through the Camera range waaayyy past the Mallincams, and into the latest CMOS high resolution cameras that are pretty much as fast as the Mallincams (Xtreme & Xterminator) but in much higher resolution giving far superior results. Gone are the ugly giant Mallincam blocky square stars.

The 4 cameras I use simultaneously now are a Revolution Imager RI2 Analogue as an all-sky finderscope, a RisingSky 224 CMOS in my 50mm Finder/Guidescope, a Revolution Touptek 224 CMOS in the ED80 which is piggybacked on top of my 6" f5 Achromat with a RisingSky 6.5mp G3 CMOS.

 

My scopes and Mount haven't changed much over the last 15 years, only the cameras. I'm still using much the same gear as last time I posted 5 years ago, just better cameras.

 

Here's a sample of what I now get with these better cameras, in seconds:  :)

(remember, in Video Astronomy these are all single screen grabs of Live views with absolutely NO post-processing. Straight off the camera)

Enjoy!

Cheers,

Ken

 

CARINA NEBULA

Carina 30s x 1.jpg

 

OMEGA CENTAURI

Omega Cent 10s x 1.jpg

 

M4 GLOB

M4 30s x 1.jpg

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Dragon Man! Where have you been hiding! Good to see you are getting some photons my friend. 19 cameras is a bit steep, my missus would kill me. 

Welcome back.

Ray

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Thanks Shane and Ray :)

 

Here's 2 more from last night.

These two were taken with the 6" f5 Achromat Focal reduced 0.7x

 

Who says fast Achromats are crap? :lol:

 

Cheers,

Ken

 

 

 

M83-6-inch-x-3-stacks.jpg

Sombrero-6-inch-x-3-stacks.jpg

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On 17/03/2019 at 3:32 PM, Dragon Man said:

Who says fast Achromats are crap?

Not me mate. In fact the fast scope are quite handy for a bunch of stuff. I like M83. I'll have to revisit that one later this year (once the cloud moves away).

Ray

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