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Old 11-11-2019, 10:58 AM
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EAA/VA - is this becoming popular?

Hi all,

First of all im not sure if this sits within the Visual or Astrophotography section as its a bit of both... Electronically Assisted Astronomy / Video Astronomy.

Is this becoming popular? It does look interesting to say the least, and fairly easy to observe a number of faint objects in quick succession.

Does this taint the art of visual observing? Does this taint the art of astrophotography? Or is it more just whatever works for you..

What hardware/software do you need? Generally, do you recommend it?

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Old 11-11-2019, 11:54 AM
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I do it occasionally to see some colour and more details as the camera is more sensitive and can stack.

One of the members here got me started on was and it forms another aspect of viewing for me and that I can share with others.

I use a Celestron 6se with a focal reducer with a zwo224mc camera. I am using sharpcap to manage the gain and exposure times.

Hope this helps.
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