Revolution Imager R2

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Revolution Imager R2

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Post by gcisko » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:24 pm

Here the first image I took with my Revolution Imager last night. The Revolution Imager is a video camera, so this image is of the monitor.

I was able to clearly see the center star of M57 which is not normally possible with the 8SE. At least I have never seen it before in my 8SE.
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Re: Revolution Imager R2

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Post by bladekeeper » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:25 am

Pretty cool, Greg!
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Re: Revolution Imager R2

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Post by gcisko » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:42 pm

Here is an image of M13 I took with my Revolution Imager.
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Re: Revolution Imager R2

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Post by pakarinen » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:20 pm

Have you had cabling issues with the R2? I've considered getting one since I'm in so much LP soup, but I've read a number of comments that the cords are: too many, not long enough, get twisted up; screen's too small etc. I like the R2 b/c I really don't want to drag out a laptop with everything else when observing.
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Post by gcisko » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:01 am

pakarinen wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:20 pm
Have you had cabling issues with the R2? I've considered getting one since I'm in so much LP soup, but I've read a number of comments that the cords are: too many, not long enough, get twisted up; screen's too small etc. I like the R2 b/c I really don't want to drag out a laptop with everything else when observing.
No I haven't had issues with cables. I put it all in a toolbox/case I got from Menards. It is just one cable going to the camera, everything is self contained.

I did buy many accessories though.

9" wide angle viewing monitor
25' extender video cable
2" adapter for 2" star diagonals
9800mah battery
Mini DVR
CCTV lens (for indoor testing)
Shorty barlow (for planets)
Celestron 8SE | StarSense & SkySync GPS | 2" Star Diagonal | Rigel Quickfinder
F 6.3 Focal Reducer | Powertank | Orion 7x50 Binoculars
Astrotech AT72ED | Star Adventurer by SkyWatcher
Eyepieces: Tele Vue 32mm WideField & 6mm Ethos | Nagler - 9mm & 16mm Type 2
Baader Hyperion 21mm, 13mm, 5mm with tuning rings
University Optics Plossl 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle
Filters: Lumimcon & Baader OIII, Baader Sky & Moon Glow, 13% Moon
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