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Offline MikeDunn

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AA GP-CAM
« on: 20:00:41, 25 December, 2015 »
Just got one of these for Christmas, and had a little play ...

Can anyone with one (and the meteor lens) advise on the focusing ?  I had thought I'd be able to get near-focus working in my room, but all I get is a blur ...  :whatever:

Mike
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Offline Roger B

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Re: AA GP-CAM
« Reply #1 on: 20:32:37, 25 December, 2015 »
I managed to do mine on some fleeting clouds during the day,  after that I haven't seen star

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Re: AA GP-CAM
« Reply #2 on: 21:02:46, 25 December, 2015 »
Just got one of these for Christmas, and had a little play ...

Can anyone with one (and the meteor lens) advise on the focusing ?  I had thought I'd be able to get near-focus working in my room, but all I get is a blur ...  :whatever:

Mike

You should be able to get focus on it indoors, won't be quite right for the stars though. Remember this is a CS lens so you want just the 5mm thick ring attached to the blue casing, nothing else (longer - it comes with an extra ring for use with a C-mount lesnses) or it won't reach focus.

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Offline jhughe22

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Re: AA GP-CAM
« Reply #3 on: 08:52:25, 26 December, 2015 »
Mike, I picked up a couple of Computar TV Lenses from Ebay and Amazon.  They'll screw straight onto the GPCAM and you can practise all day long  ;)
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Offline MikeDunn

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Re: AA GP-CAM
« Reply #4 on: 11:47:42, 26 December, 2015 »
Thanks all; as I said, I have the meteor lens so I was thinking that would be OK for indoor testing ?  No ? 

As to what's on : it's the CS, the 5mm & then the meteor.

Just deployed SharpCap, am about to see if that gives me an image I can use ... or at least see !

Mike
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Offline ChrisLX200

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Re: AA GP-CAM
« Reply #5 on: 12:38:50, 26 December, 2015 »
Thanks all; as I said, I have the meteor lens so I was thinking that would be OK for indoor testing ?  No ? 

As to what's on : it's the CS, the 5mm & then the meteor.

Just deployed SharpCap, am about to see if that gives me an image I can use ... or at least see !

Mike

You just have the CS and that's it, only one adapter... Look at the pic on the Altair website for confirmation.

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Offline MikeDunn

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Re: AA GP-CAM
« Reply #6 on: 13:55:45, 26 December, 2015 »
Hi Chris,

Yeah, came back after lunch & thought "do I need the 5mm adapter ?"; took it off & got a far better image that then got focused easily  :embarrass:

Oh well, that'll teach me to read the info a bit more carefully !!!  :canadian:  If only clearing the skies was as simple, eh

Mike
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