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I have been experimenting with AP and BYE for a while now with some good successes, but may have basically come to the end of the line with my Celestron 8se because of;
- vibrations in my concrete condominium deck
- light pollution
- the alt/az mount is limited to maximum exposure time of 25-30 seconds
I don't want to move, and I'm not going to buy an EQ mount, so maybe there's not much more I can do with this setup.
Recently I have been tempted by the idea of a Mallincam Junior Pro or Astro Video DSO-1 in an effort to see 'more'. This would be meant to complement visual observing, not replace it. I am still going to look through an eyepiece at least 50% of the time. I understand the tradeoffs between image quality and exposure times using my 450D vs a high sensitivity webcam, but I am wondering whether I can accomplish 'almost live' using my current equipment. I can and do monitor image folders and stack on the fly with DSS Live at the same time as capturing with BYE.
So my question is, what would the workflow/settings/exposure times look like, and what would the compromises be, to emulate EEA with a DSLR and BYE? Do you think I can get similar results (although not as quickly) this way, or should I make a switch? Please talk me out of this idea.
Thanks in advance,
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