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Old 12-05-2008, 05:06 PM
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aGent V3 ccd camera

Hallo people,
sorry for my english, but im am Dutch.
I use now a philips sp 900 pro for planets, but I saw this camera on ebay and the say its a 1,3 mp CCD, but ask them in australia and the send me to this forum
in the netherlands we have never heart of this agent V3, thats the reasen i ask you overthere
does anywhone now if its a real ccd camera?
is the 1256x 1024 realistic, also with 10 or 20 fps.
is it anyway useful for astro use, is the sensetivety hi inoff.
is there anyone who has pictures of the planets like mars, saturn or jupiter.
thanks verymatch for the comming answers, becouse here is nothing to find of it.
and our astroforum in Holland with 1100 members would be pleased with it.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:31 PM
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Sorry english speaking people i will answer this in dutch

Hallo peet.
Ik had een Agent web kamera en het is een ccd kamera.
Het is heel gevoelig, maar je moet de lens er af halen.
Ik heb geprobeert om 1256*1024 te krijgen maar dat is niet mogenlijk.
De kamera werkt op planeten en kan gebruikt worden als een guide kamera.
Je moet heel voorzichtig zijn waneer je het uitmekaar haalt want de draden zijn heel erg dun.
De kamera kan goed zijn voor planeten maar dat weet ik niet zeker, ik heb alleen de maan gefotografeert met de Agent.
Zie hieronder.

Zoals je ziet deze kamera is niet slecht.
For meer vragen PM mij.

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Old 12-05-2008, 06:37 PM
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Voordat ik het vergeet, je kan de kamera in een 1.25 houder schuiven.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:42 PM
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I use one quite successfully as a guide camera. Its easily as sensitive as the Meade LPI, so for most things it's OK. It won't quite resolve fainter stars like the new Orion Starshoot Autoguider can, it doesn't cost $350 either. It's good on lunar, but untried on planets yet.

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Old 12-05-2008, 07:28 PM
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agent

thanks for the reply, both of you.
even as guiding camera it can be interesting, but i want it to use as a webcam for planets.
the problem with most cheap camera's is the resolution 640 x 480.
and this was tracking my attention, the higher resolution of 1280 x 1024.
even as it will be 800 x 600 it can be interesting.
and I heared now that it vits in a 1,25".
i sent a 2 days old picture of the moon with 3x barlow made with a 114mm reflector.
the seeing was about 4.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:42 PM
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Look at the QHY-5 Color guider/camera.
The Orion starshoot is just a re badged version of the QHY-5 Mono, but Orion dont have the color version.
Its just not as sensitive as a guider due to the debayer filter. But planetary its good.

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Old 01-12-2008, 03:11 PM
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aGent V3 as CCD camera

Hi
I also purchased the aGent V3 camera because of the CCD lens they assured me it had. I captured great lunar images with it but would love to know more about how you have used it?
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:53 PM
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Don't know what the V3 cams are capable of, but the V2 were good for the Moon, but not much else. The 800 x 600 is possible as I used to use it in that mode. The body is about 0.5mm smaller in diameter than an I 1/4" (32mm) eyepiece so fits in the focuser where it touches . Put a bit of 0.25mm shim around it and its OK. I was in touch with one of the techs for a while (James ?) at Liquid Digital Solutions re using it for astro imaging, so if you get good results let them know as they were quite interested to hear it was being used for that.

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