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#76 barbarosa

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:21 PM

I also captured M31 using various combinations of faster shutter speed and wide dynamic range or highlight or backlight compensation as well as auto settings. In some the galactic core was small and bright and the star field was brighter and more detailed. In others hints of the galaxy structure could be seen, but not dramatically so.

M31 at x1024

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:11 PM

Jim...Great find...!Good price too...looks like it is way simpler.....
BTW this little camera may have potential!
But are u shure this cable is for the iNtech 300,dosnt
look like mine....there are no pins in this small (300) camera....might it be for the bigger version?

Or do u take the wires off the back board and put this cable in place of the back board and wire connectors to front ccd board?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:35 PM

David,
Nice results! I'm particularly impressed by the capturing of both the Bubble and Crescent.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

I have no idea how the wiring would work.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:05 PM

This little cam works at f/10 without a focal reducer! Here is the first of two snapshot images taken with the LN-300-R (x1026)through a CPC1100 using only the stock diagonal. Video proc amp adjustments of course during viewing, but no post processing other than to convert the image to jpeg for a smaller file size. The air was fairly steady but thin cirus clouds were moving thorugh the area when I did the capture; a few minutes later the nebula was not visible at all.

EXPOSURE -- NORMAL(BLC MODE--0,HLI LEVEL--0, WDR MODE--AUTO, WDR LEVEL--0)
SENSE UP -- OFF
AGC -- OFF
LENS -- ELECTRIC (SPEED--X1024)
BRIGHTNESS -- 26

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:25 PM

The Ring Nebula @f/10. File not processed except for conversion to jpeg.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

That's a strange looking M57. The colors would seem to be reversed, where normally it's green on the inner parts with a red rim.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:37 PM

Well my main point was only that this camera works acceptably at f/10, However you are right about the colors.

This image was the first in a hasty series, cut short by increasing cirus clouds overhead. I was also trying filters, sky glow, IR, and O3, and it could be that I failed to return the saturation or hue settings to default.

So under less than clear conditions is the second Ring image.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:32 AM

One of the big advantages with this 16 second camera over the 8 second type camera is that with that extra intergration time..is.That filters might be used to combat the LP that most of us has to live with!Trying to use filters with short interation times is very hard to do.
Filters and this camera might be where it shines over the sammy.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:30 AM

Interesting results for $75 cam :bow: Is there a PAL version :question:

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:08 AM

Yes there is a PAL version, its an option with a check off box as to which camera type to get.Price is the same,,,and also ask to have the ir filter removed,they will include it in the box..

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:07 PM

Thanks for that - sounds good :grin:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

Greetings to all, i also waiting for this camera (the PAL version), i hope to do some nice videos or photos to be posted here on the forum.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:25 AM

Greetings to all, i also waiting for this camera (the PAL version), i hope to do some nice videos or photos to be posted here on the forum.

Welcome to the forum :bow:

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

I don't understand why the first images in this thread showed a Mallincam extreme control panel ?

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

Charles,

That particular MC Xtreme control app has both control and video presentation capabilities (there are quite a few MC control apps and some don't have video capabilities). The video side gives you some nice capabilities that some of the simpler webcam based video apps don't have (or don't make quite as easy to use).

So I would assume that Bob simply used the video side of the MCX control app when trying out his LNTech camera.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

Yes correct indeed...Just makes things easy....and the same
for all my test..
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

Hi, has anyone used this camera for meteor observation? Thank you.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

For meteor observation you don't necessarily need a camera with this long of an integration time. I've used the SBC-2000 with great success. Usually the integration times I use are around .3 seconds in order to keep the video relatively fluid and to keep the meteors from showing up as inanimate streaks. At this exposure I'm able to see stars down to around 5th magnitude and the Milky Way is clearly visible from my green zone observatory.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:02 AM

Thank you StarmanDan :)

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

Just a reminder with this camera menu system..
YOU MUST SAVE your settings after making a change
IF NOT THE CAMERA WIIL GO BACK TO THE LAST SETTING B4 CHANGES..(about 15 seconds)

So save setting changes
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:32 PM

For meteor observation you don't necessarily need a camera with this long of an integration time. I've used the SBC-2000 with great success. Usually the integration times I use are around .3 seconds in order to keep the video relatively fluid and to keep the meteors from showing up as inanimate streaks. At this exposure I'm able to see stars down to around 5th magnitude and the Milky Way is clearly visible from my green zone observatory.


I have a 2.8 - 12 MM Auto Iris coming, Thinking about some form of camera I can cobble into a Weather & Cloud observation. Meteors would be a sweet bonus. Is the shorter end of this lens about what you are using? Will your cam allow daytime observations, or am I being foolish and will just fry the detector?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

My lens is a 1.4-3.1mm and I've got mine set about halfway on the zoom setting so your 2.8 should do alright. My lens is also an auto iris and I haven't yet to experience any issues using it during the day.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:08 AM

That's great to hear! Thank you for the specs on your lens.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

Yes correct indeed...Just makes things easy....and the same
for all my test..
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Hi Bob,

When I select my capture card in Mallincam Extreme Control with composite and I select preview, I do not see any video from the LN-300. In other apps I have to select Pal or NTSC to see video. Do you know what option you selected to be able to view live video from the LN-300?

Thanks

Jim






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