Why Video Astronomy?
Although it can be pleasing when we look through a telescope and see the fascinating objects out there in Space, it has always been difficult to near-impossible to see the beautiful colours and details of far away Nebulae and giant Galaxies.
And with Light Pollution taking over our skies it is becoming even more difficult to enjoy Visual Astronomy.
WELCOME TO MY MALLINCAM VIDEO ASTRONOMY WEBSITE
My passion in Astronomy is 'Live' Video observing and 'Live' Internet Video Broadcasting also called 'Astrocasting'.
This website is to introduce you to the fascinating and exciting world of Video Astronomy by showing Screen Grabs from my Live online broadcasts using a Mallincam Xtreme Video Astronomy System, and a bit about the other equipment I use with it.
The answer to poor Visual situations or the need to switch to very long hours of Astrophotography Imaging to see anything is 'Video Astronomy' which could be refered to as something along the lines of Instant Imaging. But Video Astronomy is not Imaging as such. It is 'Electronically Assisted Observing'.
Video Astronomy is an aid, an assistance, an electronic visual Tool. It brings Astronomical Objects to us in full colour as close as possible to 'instantly'.
It's like having a magical Eyepiece that can see very faint objects, and in colour.
And many Video Astronomers like the instant gratification of seeing an object as near as possible to 'Live' in full colour on their own TV, Monitor, or Computer screen.
I hope you enjoy my website.
Some of the Benefits of Video Astronomy are the ease at which the beauty of the night sky can be brought to Wheelchair bound and other Physically handicapped people, without having to struggle to get up to an Eyepiece, for sight impaired viewers that can't see much in an Eyepiece, and to project objects onto a large screen for viewing by audiences at Observatories and Astronomy Outreach events.
Probably the most exciting part of Video Astronomy is the ability to broadcast the view 'Live' on the Internet through websites such as 'Night Skies Network'.
This allows the broadcaster and the viewers to interact and viewers can ask to see objects that they may not be able to see from their own location, all 'Live'.