eVscope | 100 times more powerful than a classical telescope

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eVscope | 100 times more powerful than a classical telescope

Postby Mibmom » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:05 am

A telescope on Kickstarter.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/un ... lassical-t

What do you guys think of it?
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Re: eVscope | 100 times more powerful than a classical teles

Postby geyes30 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:33 pm

There is some similarity between the eVScope and video astronomy, such as that practiced by fellow forumer sherring. I used to do some video astronomy myself, but transitioned to CMOS-based cameras for the ease of stacking, simpler interface, and better performance. When I read about the eVscope a few months ago, I figured that it should be a telescope with a camera, on-board computer for plate solving and stacking, and an electronic viewfinder onto which the image and overlay of annotation can be drawn. One shortcoming is, of course, that there is no option to use the electronic bits on a different scope (say, a large dob). So, I decided to make a simple electronic eyepiece prototype using my old analogue cameras. The key is to integrate the whole video astronomy setup into a single eyepiece form factor, and use it on a scope, e.g. Celestron Evolution, that has tracking. The eyepiece is powered by a single 12V jack.

Image20170812_064536 by Cyrus Beh, on Flickr

The view through the viewfinder is pretty good, if a little bright.

Image20170812_173201 by Cyrus Beh, on Flickr


Here are some images taken off the EVF using my cellphone. Hard to focus and steady my hands, so the images are not great. However, the actual image to the eye is somewhat better than the photos suggest.

ImageM27 by Cyrus Beh, on Flickr

ImageM42 by Cyrus Beh, on Flickr

I think the eVScope can be very interesting if they are willing to make a stripped down version for astronomers - i.e. an electronic, stacking enabled eyepiece. Being able to zoom and change fov would be great too.

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Re: eVscope | 100 times more powerful than a classical teles

Postby Mibmom » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:35 am

Hi geyes30,

Thanks for the reply.

Great job on your creation.
Perhaps you could do a Kickstarter with that idea.
Might be something to look into.
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
~ Serenity


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