Jump to content

NLC Banner

Pinocchio (was the mad scope) meets M57


Recommended Posts

Had lots of fun tonight messing with my Pinocchio scope.

Swapped the finder for my Telrad to give me a better chance of

placing an object on the camera (no goto on my mount).

The mount tracked better as the bulk of Pinocchio is right over the RA


Took 4 frames 20 seconds duration of M57 to test the scope and the

newly LX modded Toucam.

Very chuffed to say that the gear worked fine and after a few tweaks,

next session should bag some more objects.

Here's the M57, not the best ever image but an important result

none the less :laugh:


Link to comment
Share on other sites



Out of interest, the B/W CCD's that you were offering for sale

a little while back. Are the advantages worth the upgrade in

the case of my Toucam?

Yes, definitely in terms of sensitivity - you get a 300% increase. Downside is you then need to use filters for colour work.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

That's not such a downside though because you have a much easier job when it comes to processing :laugh: The Atik wont be right for Pinochio though cos the footprint is too big. Don't know what F ratio you are working at but it is likely to be very low so you will need a camera with small pixels - probably less than 7 microns

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.