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#1 telfish

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

I have the Celestron f6.3 reducer for my c11. Question is will the Meade f3.3 reducer work in a c11?

I want to use a Mallincam with this reducer.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

I don't see why not - an f/10 SCT is an f/10 SCT.

I don't, however, know if the Mallincam will play nice; those things depend on the size of the CCD chip, from what I understand. I think you need a pretty small chip for the FR to do its best.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

Thanks Rick. I was thinking about the threads and any back focus issues. I could not see any real reason as you say they are made for a f10 scope.

As I understand it the Mallincams have small chips in comparison to an APS DSLR.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

I have the Celestron f6.3 reducer for my c11. Question is will the Meade f3.3 reducer work in a c11?

I want to use a Mallincam with this reducer.


Yes it will. I use this exact setup (with an Xtreme). ;)

The Mallincam chips are indeed small and work very well with this reducer.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Thanks Rod.

Another question for the Guru!

have you ever heard anyone using a Mallincam successfully with a hyperstar?

Not sure what the back focus on the Mallincam is and if it would work.

I just wish to get the maximum photons and a wide field into the Mallincam and an wondering which way would work best.

Do you use the F3.3 and Mallincam for a live viewing situation? I want to use it to live view DSO's.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Not the guru but yes it can be used with a hyperstar. Starzona sells the correct spaced adatpter.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

There are pics from Mallincam/Hyperstar setups in the photos section of the yahoo/mallincam group.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

Yes it will. I use this exact setup (with an Xtreme). ;)

The Mallincam chips are indeed small and work very well with this reducer.


Was gon'na chime in that the OP should take in your great astrovideo article in the Feb. S&T. It's a keeper.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

I have the Celestron f6.3 reducer for my c11. Question is will the Meade f3.3 reducer work in a c11?

I want to use a Mallincam with this reducer.


Yes it will. I use this exact setup (with an Xtreme). ;)

The Mallincam chips are indeed small and work very well with this reducer.


Hey! Who is that guy in the S&T article, and what has he done with Rod??!? :mad:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

My copy was in my mail box the very next day. And the great article was duly devoured.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:50 AM


Hey! Who is that guy in the S&T article, and what has he done with Rod??!? :mad:


I can tell you his name: Old Father Time.

Damn his eyes. :lol:






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