Using the Samsung SDC-435 (SCB-2000) video camera for astronomy

by Steve Wainwright

The Samsung SDC-435 (SCB-2000) is a frame accumulating camera that is about 35% the price of a Mintron video camera.

It should be noted that the Samsung SCB-2000 is the same camera, re-named by Samsung following company reorganisation.

I am experimenting with the SDC-435 to determine whether it is a credible alternative to the Mintron.

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The basic camera modification 

Read or download this short story about light trespass and see if you can use it to help the cause of dark skies.

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Related pages for downloading our software

VOB File extractor  Featured in Astronomy Now, November 2009 

Dark-Frame Scaler  Featured in Popular Astronomy, April-June 2010 

Aspect Ratio Correction   To correct the Aspect ratio of BMPs derived from DVD VOB files