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From the land of perpetual overcast skies where we consider ourselves extremely lucky if we catch a glimpse of anything in the sky including the sun!
< Geosync Satellites ~75 degrees
The new GMV-EX6K / MINTRON 12V1E-EX CAMERA is sensitive enough to image geosync satellites in REAL time. The Polaris DX-8263SL (which is nowhere near as sensitive) is a color camera with similar features. A comparison of three CCD cameras is HERE.
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Mintron 12V1E-EX Mods - Adding external switches - Remote Control
DX-8263SL Mods - Adding external switches - Remote Control
Manual Gain modification for the PC164C camera !
FIRST LIGHT! Low Light Level camera experiments 11-07-03 (Mintron 12V1E-EX)
Astrophotos facing south August / September 2004
IC434 & B33 The Horsehead from my light polluted front yard! 12-02-2004
Comet Machholz (C2004 Q2) 12-17-2004
2004 Transit of Venus
2nd Widefield Scope 2003 - 2004
1st Widefield Scope 2002 - 2003
ETX-125 and Widefield Scope 12-21-04
ETX-125 rear port zero image shift focus mechanism 12-27-04
700 nm UV / IR infrared blocking Hot Mirror filter ($25) 01-07-04
Green Laser pointer as a finder scope
PC164C low light level TV Camera Jan 2003
Early AstroPix taken with CCD TV Camera - modified hand held Scanner! (1995-1996)
Early CCD Camera
The single photon TOAD detector ! Available at your nearest pond.
Difference Between C & CS Mount lens
Size Matters ! (When it comes to CCD Image Sensors that is.)
Celestron 114mm Reflector telescope on polar mount $5 at a pawn shop!
Preview $5 1.25 inch C-Mount adapter - $5 C-Mount ETX back adapter - CHEAP ETX back focal reduction / projection (Haven't had time to get back to this)
Don't like the weather? - Stick around a few minutes. It'll change! Could be the worst place on the 3rd rock for astronomy!
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