- novice astronomer
- space systems developer
While the concept is nice, and reasonably well-integrated technically, sadly, the CCD unit delivers too many "stellar artifacts"... (A pattern of more than half a dozen stars, fixed in location, intermediate in magnitude.) As a result, of little "scientific" utility, yet still of some value for group orientation to the field of view...
Still like this device. Works as advertised. Both remotes delivered with dead batteries. Please rewrite the instructions on your website. You give settings for various observing scenarios, but not explicit instructions how to get to them. Better instructions would have saved me hours of fiddling around. "Play with it until you figure it out" is not very helpful. Instructions do not seem to relate to what I see on the screen. Terminology is different, maybe left over from the previous version? I am a retired space systems developer, so not a technical newbie. A novice astronomer would have a very rough time getting this device going. Specific instructions on operation of the two remotes would be helpful. Maybe all this is covered somewhere on the Revolution website, but I could not find it. Really nice hardware with utility limited by poor documentation.
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.