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#26 johnpd

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:44 AM

I have used the Optec NexGEN .33x reducer for several years for my Mallincam on my C-8. It works great. You have to get the C-mount adapter for it and it requires a 2" focuser.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:22 AM

... and it requires a 2" focuser.

Or a 2" visual back.

John, Do you have any DSO shots taken with that Optec reducer that you can post or link to?

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:32 PM

Thanks Chris, I went to their website and didn't find the info there.

That's a pretty good deal. It's good to see Rock is trying to entice the beginners.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:37 PM

An overlooked solution is to use a fast scope so reduction isn't necessary.

Dwight, Boy isn't that true.


If it were true the visual people would only need one eyepiece. Fortunately there is a lot more in the Universe that will fit into one telescope.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:13 PM

Am I correct in the assumption that, in order to control this with a Mac, the only suitable procedure would be to wait until there was support built into the Miloslick MallinCam Control software?

Is there any other method of Mac control of the new Micro?

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:37 PM

From Rock's post, the ability for computer control is an option in for the micro in the future. You'll have to send the camera back to get it modified for PC control, but the good thing is that the upgrade is free (other than shipping, from what I understand.

Here's Rock's post regarding Micro free RS485 upgrade

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:18 PM

Am I correct in the assumption that, in order to control this with a Mac, the only suitable procedure would be to wait until there was support built into the Miloslick MallinCam Control software?

Is there any other method of Mac control of the new Micro?


The same question could be asked of any Mallincam Camera, and it looks like the best and possibly only solution is the Miloslick software at this time for OSX... Other than using Windows via parallels. When the time comes it we may want to ask the Miloslick author what his plans are for this camera.

http://mallincam.tripod.com/id38.html

I'm looking forward to in the future building a portable inexpensive setup to do video with this camera for star parties or travel.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:39 PM

I'm looking forward to in the future building a portable inexpensive setup to do video with this camera for star parties or travel.


fwiw I will be replacing the Samsung in my setup below with the micro, and for the past month, I've been trying out a Jr. Pro on this setup, and it's fantastic. Apologies no captures, been only live-view. It's even better when connected to a pocket LCD projector in the field!

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:59 PM

Very nice, can you elaborate on the scope/mount? Looks like something I've seen at Costco...

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 02:29 AM

Curtis,

I posted details for the setup in the CN thread.

And this thread on using a portable pocket LCD projector.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:52 PM

Very nice threads there Peter, I look forward to seeing what the MC Micro can do with that portable setup.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:56 PM

Core, thank you for the link! I might have to get one of these for my nexstars :)

#38 James Cunningham

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:27 PM

Is the micro good for planetary viewing?

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:31 AM

yes it will work very well on planets and bright DSOs. i haven't seen it on jacks site yet. i will get one next year. will w

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:05 PM

Jim, for planets, the Micro will be a as good as your SCB-2000 or an LN-300, and not better.

It is lighter and more compact than your Samsung.

It costs more than an LN-300 but for the extra $25 you get a warranty-- "The cameras are warrantied for a period of two (2) years. The only internal camera component that is not warrantied is the CCD sensor, as Sony does not offer a warranty to Rock Mallin."

The Micro has "Mallincam" on the side. :cool:

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:45 AM

My understanding is that all future sales of the Micro will have the ability to use the computer to control the camera

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 09:09 AM

Jim,

The current batch that Rock is shipping to Jack have been modified for future computer control. I would recommend ordering one of those now before the price increases. The software and computer cables are coming soon, hopefully in the next 30-45 days. For $99... its a no brainer. Moreover, if you already have Mallincam products you can interchange the nosepieces, focal reducers and power/video cables so that you do not anything more than the new Micro. I am planning on using it as a wide angle finder so that I can stay cozy warm and do fine tuning alignment from indoors!

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:00 AM

Does anyone know if you can get a wired remote for the micro cam at this time ? will w

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:13 AM

Will,

The wired remote for the MallinCam Micro is in the works. It will be simple, lightweight and small easy to use. Production for the wired remote will start in January 2014.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:31 AM

will the new cams coming out for 2014 be modified for computer control or do you have to send it back to be modified? will the computer control cable and wired remote cable be plugged into the same port on the back of cam ? thanks for your previous answer rock . will w

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:36 AM

Also, will the Micro be able to use the same cables as the Xtreme,!
Thanks
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Posted 08 December 2013 - 12:15 PM

Hi Will,

The new MallinCam Micro is now offered ready for RS 485 at no cost. Cable should be ready for purchase as soon Stephan Lalonde is done with the software.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 12:18 PM

Also, will the Micro be able to use the same cables as the Xtreme,!
Thanks
Jim


Jim,
No. The MallinCam Micro Video CCD Camera use a whole different output socket which requires a 4 pin plug.
It will be available as soon the software is ready.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 01:28 PM

Thank you rock for the answers. will w

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:58 PM

I have been using the MC Micro and am pleased with its ability for a $100 camera! I just saw there was software available on the Mallincam site so I downloaded it. It appears to be a means of controlling the camera menu remotely, which is exactly what I was looking for. Now all I need is a cable to my PC. Are there cables available yet for the micro? If not, can I make my own?

Thanks,
Jim






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