|The flip out screen - so nice!|
Focusing this camera is going to be a HUGE time saver! It has a live video mode so you get a live image on the screen. Combine that with the remote focusing from the computer and I had the image focused in just a couple minutes. Usually, with the old camera, I would take a shot, focus, take another, focus, swear a bit since I went the wrong way, focus - and repeat until I was there. A Bahtinov mask and a couple minutes and it's ready!
The camera has a few different RAW modes with maximum resolution a massive 18 mega pixels! I'll need to invest in a bigger hard drive for my data.
So here it is, the "first light" image from the observatory armed with the new 60Da.
- M-27 Dumbell nebula
- Camera: 60Da
- Filter: CLS
- Scope: Meade LX200 at f/6.3
- ISO: 1000 | Exposures: 6 | Time: 3 minute each
|As always, click for full size|