- learning curve
- Orion Neubla
Originally purchased the 294MM and the assorted filters and wheel, but I wish I had just started with the MC. I was just worried there wasn’t going to be a huge difference from my DSLR and I figured I could still use that if I wanted to shoot color. Boy, was I wrong. Don’t misconstrue; I do very much like the mono camera and the filters I purchased will allow me to grow I to them, but my learning curve needed to be focused on equipment setup, planning, and learning pixinsight… and not on mono workflow at this time. I went through about 4 months of solid work trying to figure out my mono capture and post processing and finally I broke down and purchased the OSC version. That night I got first light and the next AM I had clean data and a way better image than I had been able to conjure previously. I will grow into the mono equipment but for now it is off to the side. For those who are fairly new to astrophotography and think you want to jump straight from DSLR to mono, I would HIGHLY recommended this one-shot color camera. The jump up from DSLR is epic, it is only a slightly smaller sensor than an APS-C format at less than half the price. You will not be disappointed.
This is my first dedicated astro camera and I am thus far impressed with it. It is very easy to use and works flawlessly with APT. The first picture I captured with it blew me away. I was not expecting to get such vibrant detail shooting into a wall of light from my Bortle 8 backyard. I am really looking forward to seeing what I can do with this camera from a true dark site!
The camera is great and simple to set up. I am still awaiting the ordered power supply which was NOT included with the delivery In the coming warmer months, the power supply is a must! Thanks. Ed.
Have not tried my new setup yet. I can say that all the people at OPT that I have spoken with are top notch.
Just started using it, but it looks very promising. Appreciate the expedited shipping.
Purchased this recently along with my very first actual attempt at digital astrophotography. With no experience and lack of a better word of nasty light polluted sky. The result of M31 was a major surprise for me as a first time trying it. This encourages me to try even more and more now. Good product.