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#1 SimonG

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:59 AM

Hi all,

 

I'm just starting off on the road to astrophotography. I have an ETX125 and am looking to get a ccd camera to suit. Does it need to be a Meade camera or can envisage use others on the market - I'm just thinking of the ease of using envisage to control the scope but wonder whether an investment in a higher spec camera may be worth it.

 

All help and advice welcomed...

 

Cheers.

 

Simon



#2 Mark Sibole

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:15 PM

Any camera will work with the scope.You dont need meade specific cameras.All ccd cameras come with their own capture program.

 

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Mark


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:22 AM

He is asking whether other CCD cameras (NOT MEADE) will work with the envisage software.

 

I for one cannot answer this question, since I only have Meade CCD cameras. I can try and plug in a Web Cam and see if it sees it.


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#4 SimonG

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

That's it Dogg, I'm interested in whether Envisage has to have a LPI / DSI from Meade or whether it will take the feed from a different camera.

 

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 02:31 PM

I seriously doubt it. The Meade cameras are relatively 'simple', most other CCDs have more complex functionality and require proper drivers, which I doubt Meade has supplied (heck, they hardly supply drivbers for their own equipment to the standards community -- still no LX850 ASCOM drivers).


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#6 Mark Sibole

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:34 PM

I think  its really limited to the DSI LPI cameras.But i remember seeing someplace maybe in a beta version that it could run a DSLR but its been so long my memory is faulty on this one


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