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Old 11-08-2010, 11:06 AM
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I actually took the VX3000 appart and first added a film container later a proper machined adaptor to use it on the eyepieceholder.

On a ed80 or 150mm F5 netwon it is only good for the moon. I tried Jupiter and Mars but couldnīt get anything better than a snowball. On saturn it produced a blob with ears left and right. For the moon it is good and produces nice images of craters but neither auto-guiding nor planetary imaging is managable. At least with these types of scopes - a 12" dob might show better results.

Perhaps the VX5000 proves better but depending on costs for cam and modding it might be worth to go for a proven device like the Celestron NexImage or the Imaging Source DMK 21 (my next investment).
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