The entire package including the WiFi worked easily as a Plug-&-Play. The user interface worked as advertised. I attached to a C11 at f/10 and f/2 (HyperStar) and to a 80mm f/7 refractor. All three OTA configurations showed stars. But not able to see LIVE galaxies or bright nebula. Advertisements on the manufactures web site showed images of deep sky objects. I suppose my expectations were to high for this product at this price point.
Once I figured out the cabling puzzle, and running through the menu multiple times, the imager performed well. It is connected to an 80mm refractor and with the help of a 2x barlow, gives a reasonable image size.
I was more then pleased with the Revolution Viewer R2 !! I can not thank Mr. Peter Meyers enough for his helping me place the order for the Imager.. The shipping fast. J. Russell
There are little bright white spots on the screen I cant seem to get rid of. Thinking of returning this product.
I purchased several items through OPT at the end of July 2018. The personnel I had contact with were very cordial , knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend OPT to anyone who is looking to find a company to purchase Astronomical equipment from. Respectfully Jerry Heinrich
There are a lot of settings and functions available and some are more important than others. I recommend playing around with the system during the day to figure out how to use the remote control and how to route all of the wiring so that it is secure and not hanging all over the place. You will have to adjust the exposure to 1/10,000 for daytime use and even stop down your scope if the aperture is more than 3 inches. It is easy to overexpose the camera during the daytime. The night settings will be different but you will figure that out by using the recommended settings on the Revolution instructions and on their website. If you don't have an equatorial mount with a clock drive the system isn't quite as effective. You can't bump up the sensitivity as high without star trails forming on the monitor. With a motor drive the image stays relatively in the same place and doesn't "smear". Also, if your telescope if more than 600mm in focal length I recommend using the included focal reducer. That opens up the field of view, makes it easier to locate objects, and cuts down on the star trails. The images are OK with the included monitor but it is not high def by any stretch of the imagination. I think a monitor upgrade would help with that. Even so, you can see a lot more with this system than with the ***** eye which makes smaller telescopes perform admirably. I recommend this system but realize what it is at this price point and don't expect $3000 image quality.