Auto guider to replace modded Phillips webcam

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Amartin

Auto guider to replace modded Phillips webcam

#1 Post by Amartin » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:10 pm

Hi all,
Just a parallel thread to my CCD vs DSLR thread - I want to upgrade my guiding equipment from the webcam to something like a QHY6.
Can anyone offer any insights as to whether this is he way to go?
Cheers
Andy

dean_kos

Re: Auto guider to replace modded Phillips webcam

#2 Post by dean_kos » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:37 am

I d seriously consider this one mate, boasts being a fantastic resolution at an affordable price.... Think this could be the way to go....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004N4 ... -lenses-20

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Re: Auto guider to replace modded Phillips webcam

#3 Post by cstone » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:55 am

Watch this space!

How much you betting someone figure's out how to modify the camera for long exposure :D :D :D
Celestron 11" Telescope
Eq6 Pro Mount
Eq5 Mount
EQ Mod
QHY5 Guide camera
Cannon 1000D SLR Camera

I choose to image with an 11" SCT Celestron in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard......

Amartin

Re: Auto guider to replace modded Phillips webcam

#4 Post by Amartin » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:09 pm

Ah, waht a find, why didnt i think of that...
As always, i can rely on you Dean & Carl to provide proper guidance.

Ive also commissioned lego to cost the production of building an HEQ mount (dont worry - I'll get you both a discount :o

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