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    Hi all,

    I've recently been looking into purchasing an eyepiece with a USB cable so I can begin viewing images through my laptop since my telescope doesn't have it's own serial port.

    I have the Skywatcher Explorer 130P Telescope and tend to use the 2x Barlow lens and a 10mm eyepiece to get good views of the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn etc.

    I'm still a beginner really so I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on which USB eyepieces are the best to get in terms of quality images, and which would give me a magnification close to what I achieve with what is described above.

    The brand that seems to be showing up on most occasions (can't post a link to it yet), is described as 'Digital Telescope Eyepiece' and 'Astronomers New Best Friend', hope you know which one I am referring to. Would this be the best one to go for, any others to be recommended?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Best.

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    Don't know anything about USB digital eyepices except that they exist but did want to welcome you to the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elias View Post
    Hi all,

    I've recently been looking into purchasing an eyepiece with a USB cable so I can begin viewing images through my laptop since my telescope doesn't have it's own serial port.

    I have the Skywatcher Explorer 130P Telescope and tend to use the 2x Barlow lens and a 10mm eyepiece to get good views of the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn etc.

    I'm still a beginner really so I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on which USB eyepieces are the best to get in terms of quality images, and which would give me a magnification close to what I achieve with what is described above.

    The brand that seems to be showing up on most occasions (can't post a link to it yet), is described as 'Digital Telescope Eyepiece' and 'Astronomers New Best Friend', hope you know which one I am referring to. Would this be the best one to go for, any others to be recommended?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Best.

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    You will only been able to "see" the moon and several of the BRIGHT planets in real time.

    OR yoiu can download Registax version 5 for free and learn how to stack images generated from the avi file that the camera generates.
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    Hi all,

    thanks for the welcome and the early advice.

    The eyepiece I referred to earlier, with the address slightly changed is:

    www(dot)bigongadgets(dot)com/gadgets-gizmos/digital-telescope-eyepiece-view-record-to-computer.html

    This does give the opportunity of taking photos and videos.

    It seems a bit vague on magnification so I'm not sure if this is about as good as it gets for this type of thing. If so I might have a go at dismantling a webcam as mentioned above.

    Cheers!

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    That looks like the older Nexstar camera or Orion camera with a different nose-piece.

    Like this one:
    Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imager III | Orion Telescopes

    Probably the Star Shooter I planetary camera with a different name badge.
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    Joe is right, it is the same as the Orion Starshoot. Check the compatability of the software it runs on before you buy it. Some of these do not run on the newer 64 bit systems.
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