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Video Astro - All sky camera, new cheap alternative on the block?

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Hello guys

Just wondering if there was a cheap alternative to the samsung SDC435 on the block. it seems when i left the video astro to fund a bit more of AP the price of the camera hasnt moved an inch still the same price.     are there any other models out there that can be used?   all i want to do is make an all sky camera.

Many thanks


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Good luck on your quest and/or project. I'm showing the Samsung going for between $149.99 & $215.00 here in the US. A Googling shows it being touted as good for Meade LX-series telescopes - by Meade itself, which is surprising - and being referenced by Gary Seronik. That's some rather high praise in the world of video-astrophotography here as well.

Looks like AB has found a good way to do a build. I'll be watching this thread closely. My intention is to dive in come next Summer, after quite the learning curve for two years (was in no hurry). It's great to see low-cost alternatives being pursued - instead of the much ballyhooed upwards spiral of equipment costs that I see frightening would-be video-astro experimenters away from the field.

'ta -


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