Quote:Travis,I'm not entirely sure what's happening because I don't use the Mac software but that first 30s shot of M42 is clearly not integrating for more than 2.1s.I'm going to guess that you have some sort of a problem with the Sense UP/128x to Hyper mode switch. Is the 3 minute settling time being adhered to as you move into Hyper mode? (the exposures beyond 2.1 seconds).Is the serial connection on the control side working as it's supposed to? Can you reliably change the settings and see the results on the camera (toggling on and off the color bars for example)?There should be a few folks around here who use that software, and if not asking on the Yahoo Mallincam group would be a good idea as well.
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Quote:Looks like the contrast and brightness needed adjustment. The sky is too black. Another adjustment to check is the video filter black level as it may be set too high. You likely wouldn't need it enabled. Don't use a gain of more than 4 as this adds too much noise. With brightness set for whatever exposure time you are using the Horsehead should be visible in just a few seconds with 3 minutes hitting the background sky brightness.
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Quote:Travis,Obviously the settings are wrong on the camera. All you need is a mere 1/2 second to see M 42 clearly. I would suggest you send me a private e mail for help or ask the question on the MallinCam Yahoo Groups. I would be happy to help you email@example.comThank you.Regards,Rock Mallin
Quote:What is the f number of the 800mm scope that you used to get the image? If it is above f5, you need to use a reducer to get shorter exposure times. Also, a 3 inch scope is not going to give you much of a view anyway. Most of your settings seem to be OK. I would have the AGC set anywhere from 4 to 6. The lower you can get your f number without distortion, the better.
Quote:Don't forget to start the integration! After the 3 minute timer finishes, there is a button to the left of the word "Exposure" in the lower left of the screen. Once the 3 minute timer times out, this button will become "active". After you click that, you will see a new image when your integration timer completes. CheersTom (SoIN)
Quote:Just a comment on other camera pics of horse head, they were really good and stars looked good too,,, good eyeballing on polar alignment