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Astro Video from the 2014 Almost Heaven Star Party (AHSP)

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Astro Video from the 2014 Almost Heaven Star Party (AHSP)

My MK-III camera was recently upgraded (for free) by the manufacture of the AVS camera to the MK-IV.  From the Almost Heaven Star Party in West Virginia, I shot M16, The Eagle Nebula, with my Astro Video Systems MKIV video camera at f/2.8 with my Celestron CPC 1100 telescope.  I used an IR cut filter to try to bring out the nebulosity of M16.  While I am quite happy with the sensitivity of the camera, the lack of amp glow and the internal camera processing, Iā€™m not happy with the distortion/coma in the image.  I believe it is due to the vario-reducer not being completely adjusted for my camera.


M16 ā€“ The Eagle Nebula

Another video capture from the Almost Heaven Star Party in West Virginia. M17, The Omega Nebula, shot with my Astro Video Systems MKIV video camera at f/2.8 with my Celestron CPC 1100 telescope.


M17 ā€“ The Omega Nebula

Another video capture from the Almost Heaven Star Party in West Virginia. M57, The Ring Nebula, shot with my Astro Video Systems MKIV video camera at f/2.8 with my Celestron CPC 1100 telescope.


M57 ā€“ The Ring Nebula

Additional pictures from AHSP 2014: