As a long time glass wearer, I've had more than a few nights of spoiled fun with foggy lenses, lost glasses and all the good stuff that comes with having something between your eye and an eyepiece...Here are my requirements:- Not very expensive ( Daniel, That's a great introductory posting, you've done a great job laying out what you want.It is only to make clear that the cameras discussed are in fact identical.The AVS DSO and the Mallincam Micro are with one exception, identical cameras, made in the same factory, and with the same sensor, chipsets and firmware.Would it be the case, then, that some people go the video route and never go back to "eye on eyepiece" route?For those who don't value "physically seeing the light", is there any point in NOT using a video camera for observing besides cost and not wanting to carry the gear around? Black celebrities who died with little or no - panache report.
So far there is no evidence that this "heat shield" actually reduces the number of hot pixels.
You can save a bit by buying the LN-300 from a Hong Kong vendor, but the trade off is warranty and no customer support.
I have a LN-300, modified by AVS, and I think that both the Mallincam and AVS models are excellent buys. It really seemed that video was the way to go, but now I feel more assured given what you said. Now that I think about it, there is one advantage with the frame grabber setup: independence from drivers and OS compatibility.
I mean, I know some people value the psychological aspect of looking at an eyepiece, but I don't really care at all - I just want to SEE as much as possible.
David mentions "These cameras will extend your view well beyond...".