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I need ideas for a PST CaK Viewing System!

Started by swsands, 08/27/2006 10:36AM
Posted 08/27/2006 10:36AM Opening Post
I need to set up a system to view CaK using an electronic eyepiece and monitor in the field without 120VAC. Anyone out there got a nifty setup they would like to share? I am going to attend a few star parties in the next month or so and would like to be able to set up something for folks to view. Is there such a thing as a 12VDC eyepiece and small monitor? If not, what 12VDC to 120VAC converter should be used? Any information on this would be greatly appreciated!
Posted 09/02/2006 05:49PM #1
Steve:

Check out the following:
http://www.opticsale.com/galileo-telescope-video-system-vs-1-5inch-monitor-telescopes.html

It includes the imager and 12V monitor. Yes, its Black and white, but you'll find a monochrome imager works better with CaK.

You could do a search for 12V TVs or monitors, then you'd nned an electronic eyepiece from either Meade or Orion. By the time you put the 2 together you'd exceed the price of the above system. I don't have any first hand experience with the Galileo system but I'd bet it would work just fine.

Good luck.

Tom


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