Quote:Now you are just showing off..... and I like it.That looks great. Try the in camera crop mode(ETC) to get rid of the vignetting and coma.HDR mode will work also.
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Quote:Quote:Now you are just showing off..... and I like it.That looks great. Try the in camera crop mode(ETC) to get rid of the vignetting and coma.HDR mode will work also. Thanks for the kudos.OK, I just figured out how to use the Extended Teleconverter (ETC) while in manual movie mode. I see that it is not supported in all video encoding formats but I can live with 1080/30p AVCHD while using ETC.I'll give it a try next time. Would like to use it on small bright planetaries to kick up the magnification without increasing it optically (and thereby slowing down my telescope focal ratio).
Quote:Very nice and interesting to see the HH & Flame live. I liked that you showed the scope moving around.Travis it took you 9 min to see Hickson 50 with a Mallincam wow! Something you are doing is obviously not correct and maybe some camera setting adjustments need to be corrected. What focal ratio were you using? I was able to see this group of faint galaxies in 90 sec using my C9.25 at f5.8 and even that was slow compared to other Mallincam users.http://www.flickr.com/photos/47296963@N08/7061889393/in/photostreamGood to see you on NSN!Chris AAstrgate
Quote:We could tell where the hickson 50 was in about 5 minutes. However, it really took the full 9 minutes to see it. Others claim to have seen the Hickson 50 in mere seconds so perhaps what you are doing is not correct either? I think that in reality sky conditions and not just light pollution have a lot to do with it. Light Pollution is hard to deal with. However, clouds and humidity are even worse. Quite simply I think that the conditions matter more than the sensitivity of the camera. Even though one person may be able to see something in near perfect conditions with a lot of light pollution another person might not be able to see it if their conditions are less than perfect. ...Travis
Quote: Switch to 1080p @ 30 FPS .MOV mode instead of AVC-HD. It is the movie mode labeled MOV/FHD 30p on the bottom row of the quick menu screen. That will offer you the best compression for noise that is constantly changing. Make sure you use the MOV/FHD 30p mode that doesn't have the little "I" next to the .MOV. That is the all-I compression scheme that is not good for noise that is always changing. ETC will also work in the 1080p @ 30 FPS mode.
Quote:jdbastro you did a good job at picking up faint parts of HH nebula. you are getting better at this. this summer and if you got access to real dark site i request you try to go for real faint stuff like m57 outer shell and m27 tuff'shere is my attempt at each - I think I got them but it at limit even with IIE - dark site is must- m57 first then- m27
Quote:jdbastro you did a good job at picking up faint parts of HH nebula. you are getting better at this. this summer and if you got access to real dark site i request you try to go for real faint stuff like m57 outer shell and m27 tuff's here is my attempt at each - I think I got them but it at limit even with IIE - dark site is must- m57 first then- m27
Quote:What f num whe re you at?Did you try m27?