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Old 22-08-2016, 09:08 AM
Bob
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Keilor East
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True video astronomy

TRUE VIDEO ASTRONOMY


VIDEO ASTRONOMY IS EXCELLENT FOR PEOPLE WITH POOR EYE SIGHT , TO COMBAT LIGHT POLLUTION, TO SEE DEEPER INTO SPACE THAN YOU CAN WITH YOUR EYES, AND IS PERFECT FOR OUTREACH PROGRAMS.
True video astronomy in my opinion is intergration of no more than 60 seconds, I mostly use 7 to 14 seconds or less.
In other words as close to real time as possible.
I only use software to control camera settings ,.
I do not use software to enhance the on screen picture.
I feed the cables from the cameras directly to the CRT 14 televisions so you see exactly what the camera sees without software enhancements.
At this time, I believe CCD cameras are more sensitive than CMOS cameras , which rely on software to enhance the image, which I believe is more Astrophotography than Live Video astronomy.
I only use Mallincam CCD cameras as I believe they are the best, and I have used various other makes.
I use a Mallincam Xtreme colour camera and a Mallincam Xterminator Mono camera.
They are both very sensitive cameras and work very well in my very heavy light polluted area.
A WORD OF WARNING ONCE YOU GET INTO TRUE VIDEO ASTRONOMY YOU WILL NOT USE YOUR EYE PIECES ANY MORE.
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