Hi all, I'm relatively new to astronomy especially telescopes as I've been using binoculars for the last year. I now have a skywatcher heritage 130p on a homemade wooden tripod. I stumbled across video astronomy recently whilst browsing the internet and find it interesting if not confusing, hence my registration here to hopefully learn more about it.
Welcome to the forum,were all here to help. Video astronomy is an exciting way to look at the night sky,the video camera adds a new dimension to visual astronomy,the fantastic views from a telescope can be further enhanced to give even more enjoyment by using a video camera,the camera with long exposure can make the view of faint fuzzies look stunning and it's live or near live viewing,cameras can be linked to tv sets,monitors and computers, in fact a suitable camera can be set up with just a lens and give great results, depending on how much you wish to see most targets will require a tracking mount ( tripod ). Hope this helps give a brief description.davy
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