Yep Davy, it works in all cameras with the UTC chip to work with UTC hand controller. Unfortunately not all the commonly accessible cameras have the chipset. The Sammy's and the Revolution do. Others don't.
Bought four of them for my Sammy's about a year and a half ago,, handy bit if kit
Post by Rick in NWArk on Nov 15, 2016 20:37:24 GMT
Welcome to the forum, Dave! Sorry to hear about the vision situation, but you've come to the right place to maximize what you can see.
I'll tell you what works fantastically for me and that is a 9.25" Celestron Evolution with Hyperstar and two cameras, one DSO and one Planetary. Both USB and need a computer.
Computer does two things: 1) Controls and displays results from the camera 2) Controls the mount
Evolution Mount: 1) I have a StarSense accessory that will automatically align the scope 2) I have even had success with 1 or 2 star alignment if I am doing Hyperstar (where field of view is large) 3) After alignment, I control the scope thru Stellarium on the Computer. Point, click, goto, done!
#1 Setup: Planetary. I use native F/10 and I use a 90 degree elbow with the planetary camera. Great for moon, Sun (with solar filter), Jupiter, Saturn, Mars for sure.
#2 Setup: DSOs. The Hyperstar lens takes my scope from f/10 to f/2.3! It screws into the front of the scope. My camera screws onto it. Easy to install - can be done in the dark but you'll want to have a flashlight illuminate it. Because of f/2.3 I get real fast exposures and I dont have to worry if my tracking is a little off.
I really have two scopes in one. It's very flexible and if I wanted I could use other focal reduction by taking out the hyperstar and using the standard back-end add-ons.
Hi All, Again many thanks for your welcome to 'tis forum . I did have more bad news recently I now have some hearing loss ( could be good turn off to some people !) The main problem I have is (LHON+)very complicated to explain! Or a type of mitochondrial disease basically the cells in my body aren't working to well no cure but that's life and I deal with it.
As I posted in another section under Celestron I'm working to getting a Observatory so my efforts are going into this once built I will then set up for Video Astronomy. I want to keep all this going while I can because one day soon I will not be able to do any of this stuff even look at a computer or type so push on while I can.
But main reason for the post was to say happy Christmas and happy and safe 2017 .
When my Observatory is here and built I'll post some pics in the observatory section.
Hi David,sorry to hear things not to good with you health wise,,, good to hear your still positive,,my partner Carol has went through a couple of cancer operations and like yourself her quality of life isn't to good and getting worse year by year,t he good thing with this forum ,is not only are we all astronomers,were all friends as well,good luck with the observatory building and merry Christmas to you and your family when it comes,,davy
I hope we hear from you a bit more often. It'd be good to follow your Obs progress.
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