.......Curtis MallinCam Extreme 2 + AT8IN + CGEM + Miloslick = WOW WO Binoviewers + Siebert OCA 1.25x-3.5x 10" OPT Starhunter (flocked & upgraded focuser) Celestron FirstScope 10x50 & 15x70 Celestron Bino's 2" 2x GSO Barlow
Quote:The funny thing is, while I'm tempted to go the traditional route for video assisted veiwing - which is where you mostly spend money on a EQ mount. The fact that I am not into imaging, but live and/or close to live views makes me think that a large & fast mirror is where my money should be spent.
Quote:Your question and the interesting responses over there really strike close to home for me, Ira. I have a similar-sized scope and have been bugging the folks on this forum for info about the Mallincams over the last few weeks. I hadn't formulated the question you asked in my own mind, but it makes sense to me. You've just pushed me closer to pulling the trigger on the Mallincam.
Quote:Hi Ira, so you are finally getting to it. I remember your first post inquiring about the Mallincam...and your travails with customs. I'm surprised that you didn't include M42, it's really the best target (along with M51) this time of year. While you are in Orion, check out the flame, NGC 2024. The sculptor gxy, ngc 253 is stunning...and there are so many more.Enjoy,Bill
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Quote:I enjoy observing with both my cameras and my eyes and I find that the two experiences are compatible but not comparable. Cameras help to make the invisible visible, which is really neat, but I have yet to see a camera of any sort that can capture the subtle beauty of the real thing.Have fun with whatever method you use to enjoy your hobby.
- Mike ------------ If you make something idiot proof, someone will just make a better idiot. ------------ Mallincam VSS+ iOptron Minitower Celestron 9.25 Edge HD WO EZ Touch mount Skywatcher 150/750 Newt Equinox 80 refractor Equinox 120 refractor Stellarvue M1 mount Nagler Type 4 - 12,17 and 22 and 3-6 zoom Pentax XW 7,10,30 and 40 XL Delos 14 ---