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 Post subject: TIS DFK21AU618.AS
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Howdy,

My new toy was delivered today, a DFK21. I have moved away from DSO imaging as some of you will have read and decided to do a bit of Planetary imaging, so bought the above camera to use on my Flextube Dob.
The drivers and software installed on this Win7 machine with no problems, and having a play with the camera tonight in the house, with no optics on the camera, revealed the expected dim and bright light with differing levels of colour. I 'think' I have the software worked out now so am looking forward to 1st light with the camera tomorrow night, I realise there is a hugh learning curve in planetary imaging and Saturn is now past its best so if I get anything I will be happy......
Are there any other members on here using this camera that I can maybe ask (pester, lol) for help and advice if I need it??

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Gary

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 Post subject: Re: TIS DFK21AU618.AS
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 2:51 pm 
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I don't have exactly that model but my DFK camera is very similar. I wouldn't class myself as an expert but I like to dabble. :D
Are you using IC Capture as the software?

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 Post subject: Re: TIS DFK21AU618.AS
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Hi Rachel, yes I will be using IC Capture, at least to start with. I will probably try it with Sharpcap as well (if it is compatible), but time will tell.
Planetary imaging is new to me, been dabbling in DSO imaging for a good few years so I have a lot to learn.
Unfortunately the sky has lightened too much now so it will probably be around Septemeber before I get a decent run with the camera, I might have a go at some day time lunar imaging.

Gary

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HEQ5 Pro. Skywatcher ED80, William Optics Field Flattener III, Canon 1000d - Imaging Rig. Guided with Orion 8x50 & QHY5.
Control Via Ascom, EQMod, Cartes du Ciel and PHD.
Everything will be OK in the end, if its not OK, its not the end..............


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