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Anybody tried the Orion Starshoot Solar System Color Imager III?


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#1 StevenSWissler

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 07:54 PM

Im tired of trying to get my Meade LPI to work properly with Vists. Even with the registry fix to get VISTA to recognize the LPI, I cannot get Envisage to work properly on VISTA ( exposure duration does not respond, or envisage crashes. Has any body tried the latest orion solar system camera?

#2 wsuriano

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:35 PM

I've got one coming any day.  I know its 1/2"-format 1.3 megapixel CMOS Color imaging chip with 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution. It also has a 5.2 micron x 5.2 micron pixel size.  The LPI is a 1/3" .3 megapixel CMOS with 640X480 resolution.  The pixels are 8 microns X 8 microns.  At least that's the best I can figure since I don't think Meade publishes the specs for the LPI.  I'll do a side-by-side on Mars if the skies ever clear and let you know.

#3 CleverNight

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 06:15 PM

I've got one, just waiting for the clouds to clear before I try it out on Mars. I will post the results when the clouds clear and processing is completed. I needed a SS camera that would work properly with XP AND Vista. The LPI had problems in Vista. I really wish Meade would develop 64 bit drivers.  :-\
Meade LX200GPS 14" & ACF 10"
Explore Scientific AR152, CF127 APO, 102mm APO & 80mm APO
Meade DS2130AT - Grab 'n Go
Celestron C8, Meade SN6
Starlight Xpress H-18, QHY10, Atik 460EX, 450C
Canon XSi &T2i & Orion Starshoot Imager V.2
Orion SSS III, DSI I and LPI Imagers

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 05:10 AM

I would hope that Meade is paying attention this as 64 bit OS's will become more of the norm now. It would be painful if we all had to run virtual machines in order to observe and enjoys the stars at night. Meade, please tell us you are working on this issue!!!!! ;)

#5 CleverNight

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 08:19 PM

I am still waiting for a cloudless night...<sheesh> :-\
Meade LX200GPS 14" & ACF 10"
Explore Scientific AR152, CF127 APO, 102mm APO & 80mm APO
Meade DS2130AT - Grab 'n Go
Celestron C8, Meade SN6
Starlight Xpress H-18, QHY10, Atik 460EX, 450C
Canon XSi &T2i & Orion Starshoot Imager V.2
Orion SSS III, DSI I and LPI Imagers

#6 CleverNight

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:07 PM

Finally have a shot with the Orion SSS III. I could not find Saturn with my 3x barlow, so this is at FL/2500 (Meade LX200ACF 10"). Was taken during a half moon (April 19th). I hope to try again in the next two weeks with the barlow for a closer view with more accurate colors. This is 838 frames processed in Registax. I don't expect Meade will be ever writing 64 bit drivers. I have officially moved on to other cameras (Canon DSLR (XSi), Orion Starshoot DS Imager v.2, Orion SSS III - I grew tired of waiting. I don't think Meade cares if people move away from their cameras.
Meade LX200GPS 14" & ACF 10"
Explore Scientific AR152, CF127 APO, 102mm APO & 80mm APO
Meade DS2130AT - Grab 'n Go
Celestron C8, Meade SN6
Starlight Xpress H-18, QHY10, Atik 460EX, 450C
Canon XSi &T2i & Orion Starshoot Imager V.2
Orion SSS III, DSI I and LPI Imagers




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