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Old 10-11-2015, 10:38 AM
AG Hybrid (Adrian)
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Originally Posted by Camelopardalis View Post
21' x 16' FOV,
I have no idea how big or small that is lol. Give it to me in moon diameters.

Also, that little camera has some image stacking. That's pretty damn cool.
Re: Video astronomy as a sort of ugly duckling. I think its an emergent technology that has been under utilized by the Astro community. Let's be honest, not everyone can afford or more practically transport a large 20"+ telescope. But, a little 8" newt and smaller refractor's with a tracking mount and a camera + laptop or screen. You can fit that in the boot of a small car. Being able to see quite deep and in color in real time in a compact package. That's a great development. Color images are also what catches the eyes of the greater public too. As you say in the outreach programs you do Alex, your video astro setup is a big hit. Hell I've watched it personally a couple years back. You had a big crowd around you.

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