A Solution to Eyesight or Mobility Issues
As you get older it often gets harder to move around. It may become difficult to climb that step-stool to look through the eyepiece of your telescope. Or if your eyesight starts to decline, spending nights struggling to look through an eyepiece becomes less and less rewarding. If eyesight or mobility are issues, the Starsplitter is the solution. It eliminates the need to squint through an eyepiece in the dark. You can sit back and watch a TV screen and see a steady image of deep-sky objects. The StarSplitter Video Astronomy Solution camera is more sensitive than even a young person’s eyes. So not only do you avoid the difficulty of visual observing, but you’ll actually see more detail as well. The video camera is easier to use than a traditional CCD camera. Focusing is a breeze and the camera continually and automatically puts out a video image so you don’t have to operate the controls like a typical astronomical CCD camera. You can just relax and enjoy observing.
The video image effectively magnifies the view relative to what you'd see through an eyepiece. And it does this without you having to squint or take on and off your glasses. By displaying the video image on a TV or computer screen, the size is increased over what you’d perceive when looking through an eyepiece. Also, since it is nearly impossible to keep you eyes completely steady while looking through an eyepiece, it can be hard to see fine detail. The image on a video screen is steady and shows more detail.
The StarSplitter Video Astronomy Solution also makes observing safer. If you have a dobsonian or newtonian telescope, the scope can be pointed in a way that makes the eyepiece hard to look through. Or the height difference of the eyepiece might mean you need a step ladder to be able to look through the telescope. Trying to balance on a step ladder in the dark is a recipe for disaster. Just attach a StarSplitter Video Astronomy Solution to your telescope and kick back in a comfortable chair while you watch the view through your telescope on a TV or computer monitor.
As you get older, getting on a ladder to look through a telescope is less appealing and can even be dangerous.
Instead just use a StarSplitter Video Astronomy Solution to send live video of deep sky objects to your TV or computer. You can just sit back and watch without risking falling off a ladder.