how to set up my edge11 for a mallincam?
Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:22 AM
I realize that these cams aren't high definition like an image, so perhaps whatever aberations that are created by matching a simple sct reducer to an edge scope are minimal or not intrusive?
would I be better off getting a cheap 8" f/4 newt for my ASGT mount?
thanks in advance
Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:33 AM
i use a Mallincam Extreme on my Edge HD 11" all the time. I use everything from a 2x barlow for planets, to the hyperstar for M42, Andromeda, etc. I often use Rock's MFR5 focal reducer because it is probably the most versatile. The camera uses a 1.25" front end, so it swaps out easily with an eyepiece although the focus will be off. I haven't used an eyepiece in a long time. It's hard to go back after you see DSOs in full color and detail.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:41 AM
THats what I wanted to know. my Edge is cpc mounted, so probably no really long exposures. I just want to try the video stuff without having to buy a $1000 hyperstar setup first. If I like it, I'll probably go that route- lots of naglers etc to fund that!
obviously there is no difference in the hyperstar mode, but do the edge optics make any difference in video setups?
Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:05 AM
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:57 PM
reducer,just get them close (reducer/MCX)..it works..
This is from y C11 F3.3 with a 1/3" chip (sdc435)...so the mcx will be a bit biger FOV and smaller subject.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:32 PM
One other question- if I'm a cpc guy, and probably limited to 30 seconds or so, any reason to get the longer exposure cameras?
Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:41 PM
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:20 AM
You will be limited to about a minute or less in Alt-Az due to field rotation.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:28 AM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:41 AM
I knew I should have gone the video route a few aperture fevers ago! I'm reading all the camera threads I can, looks like a mallincam extreme or similar is in my future... I have been into DSLR photography for years, but didn't really want to open the whole AP bag of worms- this seems like a perfect compromise.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:07 PM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:51 PM
For an AltAz or CPC configuration, you can get field de-rotators to help increase exposure length. I have not used them, but have seen them in action. They are not cheap, but they do increase integration ties... so it's all a big tradeoff.