I bought a qy5liii camera to stick on my orion guiderscope ,using sharp cap and I hate the thing,views in daylight are uninspiring to say least and struggle to pick up anything at night and its ready to get kicked into touch.. Im looking at maybe a modded 600d anyone using this and can you use movie mode or are you using the camera via canon software on a computer..davy
canon 600d with meikie progrip,canon 600d,canon 450d with meikie progrip,qhy5l11,2 scb2000,scb2001,phil dyer pd1,watec 902h.heq5.eq3 pro.az3.meade etx80.8" newt.sw ed80 black diamond pro.st102.
I am relatively new at this, I have a modded full spectrum Canon SL1 (100D?), and recently purchased a Mallincam Skyraider DS2.3+ So far it has really been a good setup, I can take relatively small exposures, stack them and come up with some good results. I just pulled the trigger on a good filter since galaxies seem to give me grief, so i bought a Lumicon DS 1.25 filter. Between this and the dark field correction the camera does, I am hoping to be showing a better broadcast when skies are clear in the city...
Celestron C8 Edge HD on a CGEM + Starsense Canon Rebel SL1 (Modified); NexImage5 (Planetary); Atik Infinity 0.7x Celestron EDGE HD Reducer; 0.5x GSO 1.25" Reducer (for EAA/Infinity) NSN channel: Philly Skies / Video Astronomy Live: John Sankus Image Gallery: piwigo.liveastronomy.org/ YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/johnsankus
Canon 6D unmodded and Nikon 5100 with the Nikon hack, here. Decided to stick with DSLRs until I've got them down, before moving on. That may be the rest of my life!
AT130 EDT / Astro-Physics Traveler 105 on Paramount MyT with Canon 6D or Nikon D5100 ----------------------------------------------------------- Other stuff - WO Star71 imaging APO, ES AR127 Mounts - T-Rex on Berlebach, Slik Pro 700DX
Most of the time I am doing solar and I almost always grab the Samsung SDC43 over the much ballyhooed (but fails the hype in actual use) MC Signature. Once in a great while I can get out at night and I'll use a Mallincam EX-2-0 video system or the Universe (for the boring part of collecting photons all night). But if it's planetary or Lunar, I revert to the Sammy.
I'm starting to get enough practice with the Canon 7D Mk II on day time subjects that I'll prolly give it a whirl doing the moon next clear night, then with some swell programming that I still need to learn, I'll use it on DSO's...Problem is I have not had a decent clear night since September 14th 2015, but we could sell water to California by the ocean full an not miss a drop!
I can't pass up the rarely used QHY5LII mono camera I got two years ago...I wish it was the color model because I snagged the best solar shot using it!
Canon 350d DSLR, Mally Xtreme & Xterminator, old and new versions of Revolution Imagers, one standard and one modified Philips 840k Pro II ToUcams, Starlight Xpress SX-5c, and a Samsung SCC-A2333 (SCB-4000).
I also have some sort of little planetary camera that I have never tried. One night I must give it a go, and if it works OK I'll give it to some kid to get started.
Lately I have been using the Revolution Imager more than any of the others simply because it's the most fun camera to use in my collection.
I also have my eye on the ZWO ASI224 and the Atik Infinity. Neither has grabbed me enough to jump on one yet, so I keep looking
__________________________________________ Ken James - Snake Valley Australia Samsung SCB-4000, 2 Mallincams, 2 Revolution Imagers, 2 ToUcams, SX-5c, Canon 350d, 450d, 6d. Broadcaster on Night Skies Network as 'Ken James' HERE --> www.nightskiesnetwork.com/ - Video Astronomy Website: ballaratman.wix.com/videoastronomy
I currently have a Canon Rebel T1000 I think it is, modded. Also have a Mallincam JrPro and a Samsung scb2000. Just getting into the DSLR thing, have only used it once, so that I could be walked through all the programming and steps involved to put an image together. I prefer the Sammy for doing the moon. Its easy to use and produces a pretty decent image in my opinion.
ES 102mm Refractor, AVX mount Samsung SCB2000, Mallincam JrPro EXVIEW HAD, Canon EOS
Canon 40D modded Canon 350D modded Samsung 435 video camera Samsung 2000N video camera Starlight express X2 lodestar Mallincam Xterminator Mono Mallinacm Xterminator color Mallincan Xtreme X2 0 class chip Mallincam Jr. Pro Mallincam SSI-c Mallincam SDI Mallicam Jr.
ATIK INFINITY COLOR is my newest addition and one of my most sensitive USB camera