Jump to content

740427863_Terminatorchallenge.jpg.2f4cb93182b2ce715fac5aa75b0503c8.jpg

Camcorder Mars


TopHouse
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello Tophouse. Glad to see that I'm not the only one left who still uses a camcorder for planetary imaging. Whilst I would be the first to concede that the latest computer run webcams ultimately give the best images, my computing skills and patience don't as yet extend to that. My experience has been that with minimum fuss or effort it is possible to obtain very acceptable real time images of the planets giving a much more realistic impression of what the object looks like in the telescope. Your Mars image shows plenty of detail and if done recently is good going for the current image scale offered by Mars. I use a Canon MV5iMC mini DV unit connected mostly to a 15mm Plossl in the afocal format and the image zoomed to around 75% of the optical range. Some of my best images have shown detail inside the Red Spot and hints of Enke's Division, this with a 12"SCT.

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
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • 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.