This will be up to the individual manufacturers of these software products to ensure they are in compliance with any changes to the DSI API. Meade had upgraded the software somewhat. To view this digimag, Adobe Flash player is required. No, binning is not incorporated into the software at this time. Focusing is easy because my Newtonian’s diffraction spikes split into two parallel lines when the image is slightly out of focus.

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He mentioned that the venerable Cookbook camera had been an inspiration for the DSI series. However, the coefficient of noise is substantially lower in these cameras then their predecessors and by utilizing dark frames specific to a given temperature and exposure length, active cooling should not be required. How does the CCD Temperature indicator work? So what got me interested?

Listed msade are some of my test images. The DSI-Pro, running at outdoor temperatures, throws away most of that advantage, but not all of it. Is this camera going to be the death of the StarShoot? Let me first meae off by saying thanks Meade for allowing me the honor of helping out with the new imager.

No, the cameras are cooled via thermal convection in the same manner as previous DSI’s. Maybe I was a little jealous, or maybe just plain curious, but I had to see what Meade had accomplished. Chip Dimensions Pixels 5.


I believe this is one imager that you will truly enjoy for many years to come. Scott related how he had seen the Cookbook, and was impressed at the speedy image display and overall ease of use. The aluminum housing is crudely cast and minimally machined.

The color prro in the images was terrible. I then use MicroSoft’s Magnifier program to blow up the image really big on the screen.

I use Meade’s Envision software to capture the image sequences. He got it to work but gave up on it as a serious CCD camera. Will the new mfade be made available to original DSI owners?

If you already have an AutoStar-controlled telescope, the DSI Pro II should be a serious consideration; the level of integration between software, camera and scope is excellent. I haven’t tried to make color images with this camera. The field of view il microscopic.

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You can also specify the tolerance of the temperature differential of the dark frame subtract from exact temperature to 1,2 3,4 C tolerances. Then, when you medae an image, Envisage looks for the dark frame with the closest temperature match and subtracts it automatically to get rid of the noise — a really nice touch.

But once in a while everything worked, and images actually popped up on the computer screen. This proved to be true: When taking dark frames, the software now saves each dark frame with not only the exposure time selected, but also the temperature of the camera at the time of the exposure. Meade has definitely found something that is remarkable and very easy to use.


However, for monochrome imaging the DSI-Pro does well po to be fun to mess around with. meae

DSI PRO II review

Meade has completely re-worked the debayer routines used in the DSI Color cameras and most, if not all, of the artifact issues originally noted have been fixed or removed. The sensitivity of the camera was terrible. He sent it to me. Through other software such as PhotoShop, you can manually overlay the images though the sizes of these will still be different.

Let me finish off by saying this; who needs to spend thousands of dollars on an imager with cooling when there is a perfect all around imager on the market for the beginner or advanced imaging person at a truly great price?? And market-oriented companies like Meade know their customers: I think Meade Can market their equipment with out my help.