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    Default Cheap Budget Astrophotography Guide-camera Comparison Test Shootout!



    Cheap Astrophotography Guidecamera Comparison Test Shootout!

    Coming soon to this spot, a comparison between:

    - Modified 900NC Philips for long exposure (CCD)
    - Non-modified 900NC Philips (CCD)
    - CMOS Logitech Webcam
    - QHY5 /Orion Starshoot Autoguider (dedicated guider CCD)

    Will compare these in terms of minimal magnitude detectable guide star on exposures range from 0.1s to max possible for non-long exposure webcams and max exposure time for long exposure cams.

    Will use two guidescopes, a finderscope guidescope and a standard 80mm refractor.

    Will also do trial run with PHD to see if guidestars are lost, and guide time for 1-10 minutes.
    Name: Gus OTAs: ED 100 PRO refractor, Orion ST80 (not the CF), 8" Dob stuck in Canada Mounts:HEQ5PRO Synscan mount, Manfrotto Tripod CAMS: Guidecam Philips SPC900 webcams (4), Canon unmodded-450D DSLR

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    Any further on the comparison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karateman View Post
    Any further on the comparison?

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    I agree. Seems like a completed version of this thread would be great!
    I'm always learning, so PLEASE correct me if I sound misinformed. I will not be offended if you tell me I'm wrong. Thanks for your patience!
    Celestron 15x70 Binos w/ tripod, Celestron 6SE + 9x50 finder, EP/Filter Kit, Solar filter, f/6.3 reducer, OIII, LP, and UHC filters, NexImage, 8-24mm Zoom EP, Canon T3i
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    Yes, I agree. I have just aquired a logitech pro 9000 webcam. Am awaiting my radio shack order for the stuff needed for the mod from:

    Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 Webcam Review - Compared to Logitech Fusion - by Gary Honis


    I'll at least post my results

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    Due to cloudy skies and little free time I have had to post-pone this, but don't worry I will complete it I had also wanted to add in the Lifecam HD but I still haven't found a cheap source in Australia.
    Name: Gus OTAs: ED 100 PRO refractor, Orion ST80 (not the CF), 8" Dob stuck in Canada Mounts:HEQ5PRO Synscan mount, Manfrotto Tripod CAMS: Guidecam Philips SPC900 webcams (4), Canon unmodded-450D DSLR

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    Default Re: Cheap Budget Astrophotography Guide-camera Comparison Test Shootout!

    Old post, but did you complete this please! One of top google searches hehe!

 

 

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