Old 19-01-2006, 10:33 PM
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Orion Planetary Camera

I have looked high and low and have not found any articles on the orion planetary camera, can someone who has it please help me!

Any personal opinions would be great

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Old 19-01-2006, 10:42 PM
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Probably a Toucam chip in an Orion badged housing. Honestly though, I really don't know.
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Old 20-01-2006, 06:00 AM
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I've seen some images taken with it on the CN forums.

It's not a ToUcam though, I think it's a different chip Steve.

I've not read too much about it, will try and find out some info.
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Old 20-01-2006, 07:24 AM
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Ron from Sirius Optics in Brisbane had one of these in that he showed me recently. I had quick read of the blurb with it, but from memory it had a CMOS chip (as does the LPI) rather than a CCD chip like the Toucam and Neximage. I think Ron had farmed out one to a couple of local guys to put it through its paces to see what it could do, but hadn't heard back yet. You could give Ron a call (07 3423 2355) to see if he has anything to add.

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Old 20-01-2006, 11:11 AM
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I'll call him then

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Old 11-02-2006, 02:10 PM
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Definately has the cmos chip. I was looking for an alternative supplier of a neximage and phoned Bintel Sydney who told me they too carried this model and that the chip was not CCD. Can you believe that York Optical in Sydney close at 14.00 on saturdays (the only day that most of us can get to them for specialist purchases) so I missed out on acquiring my Neximage today -AGAIN!
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