How does the software use the CCD temperature with dark frame subtraction? As you can see from these images it is a very nice imager with a low amount of noise. But once in a while everything worked, and images actually popped up on the computer screen. Does the color version still have debayer artifacts? I use Meade’s Envision software to capture the image sequences. Watch the latest episode on BBC iPlayer. By clicking on the ‘Sign Up!

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DSI PRO II review

This data is also recorded against dark frames whenever they are generated. The case is the exact same size – just Blue instead of Black – the Outback Cooler, although likely not necessary, will also work. The software is coded in VS. In summer, Meade’s software does a good job dark-subtracting second exposures and less well with second exposures.

Do the cameras have active cooling Peltier, etc? Scott related how he had seen the Cookbook, and was impressed at the speedy image display and overall ease of use. For me one word; WoW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Return to Richard Berry’s Home Page. Using the auto dark subtract feature will save time in post processing images. The Ring Nebula picture was taken in the fall of from my half-completed observatory. He got it to work but gave up on it as a serious CCD camera.


Let me first start off by saying thanks Meade for allowing me the honor of helping out with the new imager.

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 aluminum housing is crudely cast and minimally pfo. In my experiments, the Meade software wasted a lot of usable exposures.

When the DSI-Pro was announced, we briefly considered writing a book for new users who were sure to find imaging with these low-end cameras daunting — so I fsi in a DSI-Pro.

Meade Deep Sky Imager Pro II Monochrome CCD Camera

On a cool night you can expose for several minutes. What chips are in the cameras? As you can see from these images it is a very nice imager with a low amount of noise.

I make sure that I’ve got the right filename set up, check the dark-subtract box, verify that it’s set to save all images, reset the long exposure ii to 30 seconds, and then leave everything alone for 10 to 20 minutes while 20 to 40 images accumulate. The introduction of Meade’s inexpensive line of CCD cameras for astro-imaging was no surprise. By clicking on the ‘Sign Up! To view this digimag, Adobe Flash player is required. Then, when you take 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.


Jim tried it first.

When I got my observatory fully operational early in summerI shot the four jeade that follow. No, the cameras are cooled via thermal convection in the same manner as previous DSI’s.

When dark subtracting the software not only uses the exposure length but also uses the temperature of the exposure giving you the best dark frame subtraction possible. What are the sizes and Pixel dimensions of the chips? However, the chips in each camera are spaced the same distance from the nosepiece and hence, the size of the individual object on the screen should remain close to the same. After a dsii of experimenting, I gave up using the Meade software for anything but capturing the raw images.

You can download it here. I believe this is one imager that you will truly enjoy for many years to come.

Meade DSI Pro II Review | BBC Sky at Night Magazine

I think Meade Can market their equipment with out my help. I was fortunate enough to be a Beta tester for this new imager.

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