Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:31 PM
inadequate. No explanations, just descriptions. There is a thread in here somewhere posted by Phil, can't finds it, but what I need is a mag., or book explaining in novice terms about Blue, Red, Green filters, Gamma, Analog, Temperature, all these settings I know nothing about. I guess what
I am looking for is Astro-Photography for Dummies. I'm thinking I should be able to take an image of M-42 w/ this little cheap camera but as of yet nothing. I do not know what I am doing here. Think I will try and use 'Capture Video' and see if I can use that to invoke a Time Exposure longer than
the 2 second Image Capture. Any ideas on some layman terms explanations on this stuff? Thanks.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:52 PM
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:24 AM
Ron Wodaski (I think that is the spelling) has a few books on astro-photography, here is a link to his site: http://www.newastro.com/
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:12 PM
gspie, What it really boils down to is budget. I did not do the proper research really, but I do not have the funds for a Mallencam either. Although, the 9 Grand I am spending on dental implants would go a LOOOOOONG way on a tube and camera. hehe So, using this time to learn, and your recent post has helped tremendously on this Avenue.
from the looks of it, it appears to be like a web-cam. It may not capture long-exposure images (I cannot tell from the web site). It looks like this can be used while observing and you wanted to show it on your computer as you observe - not sure the chip is sensitive enough or large enough for DSO photography. You can try to view something big and bright, like a planet or the moon. The moon may be best start because that is easy enough to get in the FOV and give you a shot at focusing it -- once you have it focused, then you can try some DSOs (like the Orion Nebula -- still fairly bright).
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:17 AM
I hear a lot of people are doing things with web cams that were only available to ccd's a few years ago. Once you get it focused on the moon, it may be an inexpensive enter onto Astrophotography, which can get pricey once you start getting better mounts and bigger cameras. Good luck!
I'm getting shots of Jupiter when the weather is clear and have done some experimental shots of the Pleiades. It's been thick cloud here for days but I'm planning a go at using a focal reducer on a short tube refractor. There is a bit of a learning curve.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:18 AM
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