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Enhanced vision telescopes

This looks interesting.  Grabbed the link from the AAVSO forum and thought there might be some interest here.

http://unistellaroptics.com/en/product

Gary

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Stack and accumulate?

Am I reading this right? Its a accumulating signal from a bunch of short exposures, stacking them and then displaying the result on a small screen inside an eyepiece? Quite neat then. Impressive in something so compact.

No different to looking at your laptop screen of course but easier to work with.

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I think I would rather look

I think I would rather look through the 20 inch Dobsonian telescope that you are stood by in your profile picture! I have the feeling that a view through a telescope should be unaldulterated, just photons from space entering the mark one eyeball. If you want to go to electronic imaging then use a ccd or cmos camera. I used to use an image intensifier on one of my photographic guide telescopes to try and make life easier, they worked OK but I would not have liked to spend the night hours looking into one. I assume the new devices are smoother and  the noise reduced. What is the difference between these devices and an electronic eyepiece, is it that they are cumulative?

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Enhanced vision telescopes

Indeed, it looks intriguing, Gary. I'm not quite sure what to make of it, but I'd certainly like to give it a try.

Jeremy

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Re: EVT

Indeed Jeremy, interesting and a must to try I think, but as Denis notes no substitute for the real thing!

There are obvious questions to be asked for VS observing of course - spectral response etc. etc.

Gary

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Looks a really interesting

Looks a really interesting bit of kit. A kind of hybrid of visual observing and electronic. I expect it would appeal to a lot of people.