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Orion 52193 StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II

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  • Our second generation astrophotography video camera is compatible with both Windows and Apple computers
  • Compatible with Mac OS X and Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 Operating systems
  • See real-time views of deep space objects in color with this versatile and fun video imaging camera for your telescope
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Whereas CCD and DSLR astrophotography normally requires many minutes, or even hours, of painstaking data acquisition and processing in order to create an astrophoto, the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II lets you view real-time images of deep space objects in all their glory. Views of deep space delicacies can be displayed with any device equipped with RCA composite video inputs, such as a TV or projector. This second generation Deep Space Video Camera features a serial input interface which allows use with a growing number of optional accessories, which can help optimize efficiency of the camera. It's compatible with both Apple and Windows computers for enhanced versatility. The SSDSVC II is built around the sensitive Mintron 72S85HN-EX-R color sensor which is capable of providing pleasing real-time views of the 110 Messier objects, as well as many other bright galaxies, star clusters and nebulas. The astronomical video camera also performs admirably when trained on objects such as the Moon and planets within our solar system. The included Orion Video Capture Device easily attaches to your video camera, camcorder, DVD player, DVR, VCR, or any device equipped with RCA composite, component, or S-Video output, and makes it possible for you to view, record and capture footage from those devices for viewing on your laptop or desktop Apple computer.

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Our second generation astrophotography video camera is compatible with both Windows and Apple computers. Compatible with Mac OS X and Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 Operating systems. See real-time views of deep space objects in color with this versatile and fun video imaging camera for your telescope. Features a serial input interface which allows the video camera to be connected with a growing number of accessories for versatile control options. Display real-time views of deep space objects as seen through your telescope on a TV, on the Orion LCD-DVR (sold separately), through a projector, or on any device with RCA inputs. Highly sensitive deep space video camera excels at imaging brighter deep space objects such as the Messier catalog, bright nebulas, galaxies, comets, meteors and closer targets like the Moon, planets, and Sun (with a properly fitting telescope solar filter)

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Product Dimensions 9.2 x 6.3 x 6.1 inches
Item Weight 2.3 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.3 pounds
ASIN B007XRDZSW
Item model number 52193
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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2.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

2.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,011 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Audio & Video Accessories > Video Converters
#34,426 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Television Accessories
#52,386 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Date first available at Amazon.com November 1, 2003

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I reconsidered my initial review of the StarShoot, and upgraded the rating because it isn't the camera's fault. The camera is what it is, a fairly good if overpriced video camera, which simply is not what Orion claims it is.

The camera itself is a solid piece of equipment, obviously very well made, with an extremely durable aluminum, not plastic, casing, and obviously designed for heavy use. It is decidedly not a toy webcam. It's equipped with standard RCA outputs to deliver video to either a monitor, laptop (with a converter cable) or a DVR of some sort. And if that is what you take it for, it works reasonably well. It will yield reasonably good live video images that can be captured either as still images or a video file.

There are issues with this item, however.

It is NOT a "live" deep space video camera, which is how Orion advertises it. Orion's product description implies that with this camera hooked up to your telescope, you will get live, full color video images of even deep space objects. Photos that accompany the advertisements in some publications depict very pretty, full color images of the planets and even nebula and it is implied that these are unedited, live images captured from the camera.

But this is not the case, as you will quickly discover as soon as you open the slim manual that accompanies the camera. The manual points out that to get really good images, you are going to have to resort to using an equatorial mount, long exposures, and to using stacking software to 'stack' many individual images together in order to get truly good resolution and color.

However, the ads imply that you need to do none of this.
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I knew full well after reading about Orion's deep space video camera that it could not do what they were describing. Why would Orion say something like this? They should know better. That is no way to sell anything except maybe a used car. Bad Orion. I'll stick with Meade for now, at least I know what to expect from them and they've always been pretty good to me, except for being higher than a cats back.
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By MAGstar on November 7, 2014
I don't own this and I wouldn't buy this. When the seller talks about amazing resolution and then tells you it connects to a TV with S-video and composite video connections, I have to wonder. They must have hired a copywriter who plays fast and loose and is obviously unsupervised. Worse yet, some companies actually think any employee that's breathing is a good employee.
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