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barbarosa
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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: barbarosa]
      #5463841 - 10/10/12 01:25 PM Attachment (144 downloads)

The Ring Nebula @f/10. File not processed except for conversion to jpeg.

Edited by barbarosa (10/10/12 01:35 PM)


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GlennLeDrew
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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: barbarosa]
      #5464311 - 10/10/12 07:24 PM

That's a strange looking M57. The colors would seem to be reversed, where normally it's green on the inner parts with a red rim.

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barbarosa
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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: GlennLeDrew]
      #5464397 - 10/10/12 08:37 PM Attachment (115 downloads)

Well my main point was only that this camera works acceptably at f/10, However you are right about the colors.

This image was the first in a hasty series, cut short by increasing cirus clouds overhead. I was also trying filters, sky glow, IR, and O3, and it could be that I failed to return the saturation or hue settings to default.

So under less than clear conditions is the second Ring image.

Edited by barbarosa (10/10/12 08:39 PM)


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mega256
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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: barbarosa]
      #5505081 - 11/05/12 08:32 AM

One of the big advantages with this 16 second camera over the 8 second type camera is that with that extra intergration time..is.That filters might be used to combat the LP that most of us has to live with!Trying to use filters with short interation times is very hard to do.
Filters and this camera might be where it shines over the sammy.


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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: mega256]
      #5506309 - 11/06/12 03:30 AM

Interesting results for $75 cam Is there a PAL version

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mega256
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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: nytecam]
      #5506593 - 11/06/12 10:08 AM

Yes there is a PAL version, its an option with a check off box as to which camera type to get.Price is the same,,,and also ask to have the ir filter removed,they will include it in the box..

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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: mega256]
      #5507047 - 11/06/12 03:07 PM

Thanks for that - sounds good

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yaesu77
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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: nytecam]
      #5510095 - 11/08/12 02:54 PM

Greetings to all, i also waiting for this camera (the PAL version), i hope to do some nice videos or photos to be posted here on the forum.

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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: yaesu77]
      #5512706 - 11/10/12 05:25 AM

Quote:

Greetings to all, i also waiting for this camera (the PAL version), i hope to do some nice videos or photos to be posted here on the forum.


Welcome to the forum

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charles genovese
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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: nytecam]
      #5513223 - 11/10/12 01:49 PM

I don't understand why the first images in this thread showed a Mallincam extreme control panel ?

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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: charles genovese]
      #5513541 - 11/10/12 06:50 PM

Charles,

That particular MC Xtreme control app has both control and video presentation capabilities (there are quite a few MC control apps and some don't have video capabilities). The video side gives you some nice capabilities that some of the simpler webcam based video apps don't have (or don't make quite as easy to use).

So I would assume that Bob simply used the video side of the MCX control app when trying out his LNTech camera.


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mega256
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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: mclewis1]
      #5514287 - 11/11/12 11:22 AM

Yes correct indeed...Just makes things easy....and the same
for all my test..
cs


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yaesu77
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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: mega256]
      #5532190 - 11/21/12 12:40 PM

Hi, has anyone used this camera for meteor observation? Thank you.

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StarmanDan
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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: yaesu77]
      #5532860 - 11/21/12 07:43 PM Attachment (58 downloads)

For meteor observation you don't necessarily need a camera with this long of an integration time. I've used the SBC-2000 with great success. Usually the integration times I use are around .3 seconds in order to keep the video relatively fluid and to keep the meteors from showing up as inanimate streaks. At this exposure I'm able to see stars down to around 5th magnitude and the Milky Way is clearly visible from my green zone observatory.

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yaesu77
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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! [Re: StarmanDan]
      #5536673 - 11/24/12 06:02 AM

Thank you StarmanDan

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mega256
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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: yaesu77]
      #5562614 - 12/09/12 03:05 PM

Just a reminder with this camera menu system..
YOU MUST SAVE your settings after making a change
IF NOT THE CAMERA WIIL GO BACK TO THE LAST SETTING B4 CHANGES..(about 15 seconds)

So save setting changes
FYI


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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: StarmanDan]
      #5565029 - 12/10/12 10:32 PM

Quote:

For meteor observation you don't necessarily need a camera with this long of an integration time. I've used the SBC-2000 with great success. Usually the integration times I use are around .3 seconds in order to keep the video relatively fluid and to keep the meteors from showing up as inanimate streaks. At this exposure I'm able to see stars down to around 5th magnitude and the Milky Way is clearly visible from my green zone observatory.




I have a 2.8 - 12 MM Auto Iris coming, Thinking about some form of camera I can cobble into a Weather & Cloud observation. Meteors would be a sweet bonus. Is the shorter end of this lens about what you are using? Will your cam allow daytime observations, or am I being foolish and will just fry the detector?


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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5565102 - 12/10/12 11:21 PM

My lens is a 1.4-3.1mm and I've got mine set about halfway on the zoom setting so your 2.8 should do alright. My lens is also an auto iris and I haven't yet to experience any issues using it during the day.

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Tom and Beth
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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: StarmanDan]
      #5565182 - 12/11/12 12:08 AM

That's great to hear! Thank you for the specs on your lens.

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Re: LN-300 x1024@f/10!! new [Re: mega256]
      #5617333 - 01/11/13 02:02 PM

Quote:

Yes correct indeed...Just makes things easy....and the same
for all my test..
cs




Hi Bob,

When I select my capture card in Mallincam Extreme Control with composite and I select preview, I do not see any video from the LN-300. In other apps I have to select Pal or NTSC to see video. Do you know what option you selected to be able to view live video from the LN-300?

Thanks

Jim


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