Advances in Deep Sky Video Astronomy
Ian Davies and I have published an article in the December 2009 issue of Astronomy Now magazine in which we show how to capture images directly from DVD recordings without the use of a capture card and with no loss of quality.
If, as I do, you record your Mintron video stream to DVD for future viewing and subsequent image capture, then this article is for you.
All you need is a computer with a DVD drive and our new freeware software.
Full details including how to get the software are in the article. Enjoy !
It is a shame that Astronomy Now managed to get the last illustration in the article completely wrong. They credited my image to Ade Ashford, got the camera wrong; it was in fact an MTV-73S85HP-EX-SW-R colour deep-sky Helix Mintron, and the scope is clearly a refractor not a reflector. These things happen :-(
Now you can download the VOB extractor program. It is freeware.
The Sun seems to be finally waking up into Solar Cycle 24
Why not take a look at my eBook on 'Observing and Imaging the Sun with Modest Equipment'