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#1 peytofu

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:37 PM

I am having a real tough time locating purchasing options for the DSI-Pro 1, 2 or 3 on Meade's website.

Were they discontinued? Were they replaced with something else?

I found the info pages, but when I click 'buy now', it goes to an error page.

Any help or ideas would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

#2 MistrBadgr

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

They seem to have dropped out of sight on the on-line stores.

I am not sure if this is a temporary situation or permanent.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:10 PM

I found out that Meade stills sells a few products that go along with the DSI, but the Deep Sky Imagers themselves have officially been discontinued.

As far as any similar products in the future, the pattern I have seen is that plans for products down the road are not discussed.

Hope this helps,

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#4 JohnGraham

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:31 PM

That's too bad. I own one example of each DSI model and they are wonderfully simple, lightweight cameras. The III's are particularly nice. They show up occassionally on the used market. In fact, I just bought a DSI II to complete my set.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:31 PM

I think I am going to keep an eye out for something in the series. I am not sure what, but I really do not see anything out there in the same general class that looks appealing to me as a reasonable starting unit. I have not been very interested in astrophotography, but have been thinking some about playing around with it, just not getting really serious.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:53 PM

I found and bought a DSI pro III mono with filter set, and a DSI color it was used for PHD guiding and the PRO III is new gave 600 for both I hope I got a good deal all in org boxes with all cables and software but I got the new ver. of all the meade software...

Asking if this was a good price I paid...
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#7 MistrBadgr

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:57 PM

Yes, it is a good price. I saw one DSI Pro III that sold in the UK for $500+ with no filters. The DSI II seems to go for around $200 - $250. The DSI Pro II goes for about the same, with no filters. With you getting two for the $600 and both being 3s, at the very least, that is a fair price.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:01 PM

Im not sure what model the color unit is he just said DSI color...

The Milburn wedge should be here next week so I think I will be setup for long exposure astrophoto so I can start testing and learning...
Terry

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#9 MistrBadgr

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:08 PM

Even if the color is not a 3, you still did good, in my opinion.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

They should be here this week and I cant to do some short exposures with it..

I was looking at Saturn last Saturday night and was just wishing I had a good cam to mess with, I know the more I play the more I will learn...
Terry

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 08:42 PM

  • I have a  DSI pro II that I use for autoguiding. The past two times I used all I got for a image was vertical and horizontal lines. Why is this happening. It always worked great before. Any help would be appreciated.


#12 Mark Sibole

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:03 PM

Generally a usb fault causes that.Check your cables and make sure you use a powered hub.They are a power hungry unit and will use every bit of the usb voltage.

You could have a bad cable or a bad usb port.Best to check on another PC to see if its the port or not.


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#13 Mark Sibole

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:04 PM

And Yes the DSI is a discontinued product.


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