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Guys, I have an order in for a Starizona Hyperstar for my 8” EdgeHD. What sub-1k camera would you pair with this kit? Also what is the learning curve involved, bear in mind I have no imaging experience? I have been looking at the Altair Astro Hypercam Pro TEC 183c, which seems to be getting some favourable comments. My intention is to use an INDI based platform, probably a StellarMate for image and focuser control.
I have an Ultrastar Color camera. I'm having difficulty with Starlight Live on my iMac. I have the latest version installed. When I load the software the camera is connected, but when I try to acquire an image, I never see anything. The bar at the left bottom of the screen indicates the image is being acquired, but the software image screen remains black no matter how I change the exposure settings. It works perfectly on my Windows 10 pc, but I need to use it on my iMac. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much,
I need a guide for a "long run" purchase plan.
Long Story Short: I want to buy colour CCD or CMOS camera for DSO via my SW 130PDS, and cannot decide as
here the Long Story kicks in!:
I am almost sure, in few years distance, I will go for a Hyperstar Solution. I am only 2 years in Ap hobby and these clouds are KILLING ME! London is not the best place for such a hobby, - I am sure you all will agree on that.
So, to get the best of that "one clear night a month", - Hyperstar is probably the only option... or, alternatively, simply emigrate to LaPalma...
I am 99% sure I will go Hyperstar way sooner or later, and like everyone, I hit the budget wall. I look for cam in around £1k, Hyperstar will cost around £1k and plus the scope minimum £1k.
I am not the lucky one who can afford it in one go, so I think to by cam which will be usable with Hyperstar in the future and here are some question I have googled and googled and could not found out:
1) of course, which cam, I think of ZWO ASI1600MC PRO or ASI294MC PRO. I am sure, both will perform OK on SW 130PDS, but what about Hyperstar??? And the next Q goes in relation;
2) My wallet will be able to afford something like EdgeHD 8" (+ Hyperstar), however, these ZWO cams are sooo big and I afraid 8" aperture will be too small as ZWO may place too much shadow while sitting on the Hyperstar - anyone tried them on EdgeHD 8" ?;
3) If HD 8" is too small, I am sure, EdgeHD 9.25 is too expensive for my wallet, is there any alternative for 9" CSC + Flattener + Hyperstar to make a setup cheaper than HD 9.25" price (insane price difference... insane!)..
4) Or maybe, - I had to start with the question, - which is the ideal colour cam for HedgeHD 8", but if there are any cheaper options with larger Aperture + Flattener, - why not?
All goes on NEQ6 mount, - back garden in London, Woolwich.... with LP level which I call "the constant Polar Day".
Why Colour cam?
Filter prices! I want to avoid them till I will win a lottery.
need some expert advice, I have been looking at the celestron 800 edge hd cgx.
is this kit any good and can someone clarify that this is a go to mount with a hand controller capable of slewing to any object in its database (the same as celestron nextstar), if so how does the handset work around doing a meridian flip?
i have also been looking at the celestron cpc 1100 gps xlt, if I fit a hyperstar to this telescope would I be able to do astrophotography with this telescope without buying the hd wedge, as I know it will make it roughly a f2.3 and I would be able to take 20 second exposures.
sorry for all the questions but I know you guys are the font of all knowledge!