Just joined up, I have been into video astronomy for 12 years or more. I have an observatory in the county of Hertfordshire SE England about 35 miles north of London. I currently work with a 20" (505mm) F3.7 mirror and Watec 120N+ (cooled) camera at prime focus.
I'm a little unusual in the fact that I sketch the images I see on my CRT monitor, rather that just look or capture. You can check out my website here www.chippingdaleobservatory.com
I'm very interested in progressing from analogue video onto the 'real time' CCD cameras now on the market, especially the Starlight Xpress Ultra C and Atik Infinity, I'm hoping to find out more about them on here.
Welcome to the forum dale, lodestar wise not many users on here I'm afraid but I can recommend stargazers lounge,, sgl on your menu will take you straight to the video astronomy section,, atik same again,, would recommend cloudy nights forum,,, would rather point you in the right direction,, anything else you can probably get info in here,,hope it helps
Unusual? No. I used to do a lot of sketching of objects (and portraits etc). Also I have been asked a couple of times during my Live Broadcasts to stay on particular objects so viewers could sketch what I show them.
Send your sketches to 'Astronomy Sketch of the Day'. Here's one of mine I sent them 10 years ago: www.asod.info/?p=106
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