Post by Rick in NWArk on Feb 20, 2017 22:03:52 GMT
When I ordered my Hyperstar, I specified the Mallincam Skyraider DS series. That whole end screws off and there is a male thread inside where you can install a filter (without having to buy their filter mechanism). I think the length of that end is different for different cameras.
I tried to use a AGC camera vs the DSm and I could not get it to work - I was probably just way out of focus.
I think I'll post some pictures of the Hyperstar in a different thread and the discussion can continue there versus mucking up Ken's camera testing thread.
Oops sorry Ken to continue off topic ... Rick, when I used my ASI224 on hyperstar I bought the hyperstar 2nd hand with a Canon DSLR adaptor as part of the deal. I didnt use DSLR's at that time so never used the hyperstar. But I had already got a C mount to EOS lens adapter for the ASI224 so I could do widefield lightweight hiking rig stuff. I posted photos of that rig ages back and you were one who commented on it. So the hiking / camping rig was StarAdventurer with ASI224 + C to EOS lens adapter + Canon EOS lens system for lightweight and great widefield EAA.
The C to EOS adapter worked pretty much perfectly with the 224. On a 18 to 250mm zoom it only lost a smidgeon of lens use - I had from about 25mm to 220mm use where focus was both possible and sharp, being unable to focus only at those two extremes from 18 to 25mm and 220 to 250mm. But, because that adapter allowed the 224 to work so nicely with the EOS lens, it meant the focus / spacing to the sensor was very close to being correct ... so it was a no brainer to attache the 224 + adapter to the canon threaded starizona adaptor for the hyperstar ... and bingo, it worked perfectly.
This gave the best of all worlds for me ... asi224 for widefield connected to any EOS lens I owned (zooms and primes), as well as working with the hyperstar. Plus if I wished to do nice sharp stars n stuff I could attach my Canon to the hyperstar.
Rick, I think the length of the ends are the same for the T and the C. The filters fit on the inside of each without changing the sensor to hyperstar distance. Although the image shows the 1600 with the T to C adapter ring, that is what I use for the ZWO 224 when changing from the RT 224. It saves fiddling with filters on the inside of the adapter. They both work ok. I am even starting to get half decent images. Paul
Hi from Tasmania, a long time away from the groups for a multitude of reasons, some health related. Just had my 80th of Jan 1st and have yet to overcome the the mental effects!!
I have purchased two camera from this firm, one a telescope and one a microscope use camera but as far as I can tell they would serve both purposes-the telescope cameras all have ST4 guide ports -59fps 6.3mp imx178 USB3.0 astronomical telescope camera with Sony sensor and ST4 auto guiding, and this one ( Professional Digital video & still (Sensor:Sony IMX236(C_ HD 1080p high frame rate HDMI and USB microscope camera with SONY sensor) which is very interesting with its USB 2.0 and HDMI outputs with mouse control of the camera and an SD card slot in the camera (arrived today) quick service and very prompt replies to any queries. they are definitely no vapourware, the cameras are good quality build, the included software is excellent and the prices are realistic and affordable. Check out the sensors they use in the more expensive models, Sony & Panasonic etc. I have used them both with standard C mount zoom lenses and 35 mm camera lenses, I am quite impressed. Easy setup and I believe there are software updates 2018 available. I purchased the cameras via Aliexpress who are set up to sell single units. The included software is quite extensive as are the operating manuals. Happy New Year, Shevill Mathers Southern Cross Observatory Tasmania 42 South PS: Lunar images with a Nikon 5100 and a Takahashi Astrograph Epsilon 180 /2.8, Ozzie made heavy duty EQ Alhena Mount, German FS2 drive controller precise and silent. Also fitted with shaft encoders attached to a Wildcard Argo Navis unit for rapid push pull object finding. This could be an interesting 20 MP camera for the price: htmhttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/20MP-USB3-0-Long-time-exposure-astronomical-telescope-camera-with-Sony-sensor-and-ST4-Guide-port/3277l
Last Edit: Feb 2, 2018 13:22:19 GMT by astrotasmania: Added another camera link.
Nice to hear from you again Shevill. I hope is all well with you now.
Your results of the Eclipse look great.
Can you please try post the link to the camera again. The one you posted doesn't work. Thankyou
__________________________________________ Ken James - Snake Valley Australia CAMERAS: Samsung SCB-4000, Mallincam Xtreme & Xterminator, 3 different Revolution Imagers, 2 ToUcams, SX-5c, Canon 350d, 2 different IMX224's (an RI & RT) and an RT178. Broadcaster on NSN as 'Snake Valley Australia' HERE --> www.nightskiesnetwork.com/ - Video Astronomy Website: ballaratman.wix.com/videoastronomy
Nice to hear from you again Shevill. I hope is all well with you now.
Had one knee replaced, putting the other off as long as possible and had other surgeries the past three years or so all around December/January time. Still not bad for a recent 'octogenarian'-makes me feel ancient just hearing the word. This project has also kept me very busy the past three years or so: goo.gl/photos/MduRzorkktwK427k7 and the outdoor astro setup additions: goo.gl/photos/6X44N8xKTBrkS8bNA
Happy Birthday. Thank you, had a nice gathering of friends to a relaxed BBQ lunch-all went well despite the hot day.
Your results of the Eclipse look great. I had no clear skies leading up to the event to try out a couple of other camera systems-will post pics later.
Can you please try post the link to the camera again. The one you posted doesn't work. Thank you :)
Hi Ken, How are things out your way? still going well I hope. Try this link, a good range of astro & Microscope cameras: USB 2.0, 3.0 Mono, Colour and Cooled versions of all by the looks of things. Telescope Cameras I have used for astronomy but of course they do not come with ST4 Guide ports & cable nor a tripod screw base.
Here is a list -USB3.0 Colorful Camera
-USB3.0 monochrome Camera
-USB2.0 Colorful Camera
-USB2.0 monochrome Camera
-TE-Cooling CCD Camera
Camera adapter & accessory
Note Aliexpress seems to be their outlet for single camera orders, I have bought various things via Aliexpress over many years and never had a problem, none of my China purchases have ever gone wrong: NOTE: Chinese New Year holidays 5th Feb to 28th Feb, so no orders posted between these dates.
Hope this link works, please let me know, Done a few projects with NASA JPL and other USA astro universities etc.
We have a dogs breakfast of an NBN, fibre to a micronode way down the road then 200 odd metres of our old Telecom copper lines direct buried across our block to the house- next to useless with no options to upgrade even if we could afford $60K. The article got some attention:
Best for the New Year and more clear skies-with more than we seem to have been getting the past two years at least.