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M57 with Meade DSI II - Surprising Real-Time Capabilities

9 Sep 2013, 14:20 UTC
M57 with Meade DSI II - Surprising Real-Time Capabilities
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We have had some great weather the last week, and boy has it been needed, well from an astronomical standpoint. July and August were horrible weather wise, with maybe 2 nights and days that permitted some Solar and nighttime observing. So it was with great enthusiasm that I started out in the mid-day on September 3rd setting up the scope for some daytime observing. The weather was so nice it permitted me to leave the scope out for almost 3 days straight, covered of course. I tried to get in as much time as possible at the eyepiece, well in this case, at the monitor, because I wanted to get back into live streaming with my Samsung SCB2000 camera. SCB2000 (SCB2k)This camera is a slightly modified security camera, and is widely used as an entry point to video astronomy. It has taken a bit of a backseat the last few months because of my fascination with the DMK21 (more on that with another blog post), but I wanted to get the kinks worked out and prep for using this camera again during the Sunday night Virtual Star Parties on Google+. It seems forever since I was able to participate in ...

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