"BrightStar" Mammut vs Lodestar-C for live view
Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:07 PM
Both have the ICX429 sensor.They are about the same price(from here in Canada). The only big difference is that the Mammut is TEC cooled while the Lodestar is air cooled. I read a lot of good thing about the Lodestar. Not much concerning the Mammut(not a lot of review). Do you think the Mammut would be a better deal than the Lodestar? Does the TEC cooling would make a difference?
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:01 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:11 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:14 PM
This Mammut cam sounds like an east european product but has "Portugal" stamped on it - so is it a rebadged Akit cam
Still cheaper than the mallincam xtreme at 1600$ (with exview) . Minus taxes, of course. The mammut would be 700-800 can $. Well, its more than half the price so we dont have the same definition of pricey.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:15 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:13 PM
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:47 PM
exposure time of 40 seconds and no image processing (no flat, dark
Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:52 PM
Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:00 PM
Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:03 PM
How much gain have you used for the M42 5 seconds exposure?
Can you show us an image of precisely 20s with maximum gain of Running Man nebula and one of M51?
I have a C11 too and I'm curious to those.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:07 PM
Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:46 PM
Yes the coma from that setup seem quite severe but may perhaps be improved by refocusing. :o
This picture was taken with my CPC1100 SCT Celestron ALT / AZ mount from my home in April 1 at 23:30. The camera is my new Bright Star MAMMUT color CCD IMAGER with focal reducer around f / 3. A simple image with a
exposure time of 40 seconds and no image processing (no flat, dark or bias).
I use the Meade 3.3 FR on my Meade 12" f/10 @ f/3.6 and still have some coma in the corners via the Lodestar-C - OC NGC 2266 in Gem from April 1st in 60s exp below.
Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:02 AM
Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:51 AM
Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:08 AM
Maybe you should check your collimation.
Norden, when using the Mammut in long exposure mode (say 20s) does the image "grow" on screen like with Mallincam or the screen is black till the exposure ends and than shows the image taken?
Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:57 AM
For the moment the best I found is a Optec 3.3 (the new one).
Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:05 PM
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:56 AM