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Dwight J
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Some Mallincam images for Christmas
      #5588034 - 12/25/12 02:13 AM Attachment (86 downloads)

Thought I would post a few images I got with our club equipment: C14 @ F3.3 and Mallincam Xtreme with a IDAS LPS filter. All images were unguided and were 3:30 minute exposures. First is M1.

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Dwight J
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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5588036 - 12/25/12 02:17 AM Attachment (89 downloads)

M51 next

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Dwight J
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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5588044 - 12/25/12 02:26 AM Attachment (73 downloads)

M46 next with the planetary nebula NGC 2438.

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Dwight J
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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5588045 - 12/25/12 02:29 AM Attachment (76 downloads)

M81 -this one was 3:45 minutes exposure

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Dwight J
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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5588049 - 12/25/12 02:33 AM Attachment (67 downloads)

And lastly. Thor's Helmut - NGC 2359

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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5588169 - 12/25/12 07:49 AM

Well Done...

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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: ahopp]
      #5588171 - 12/25/12 07:52 AM

Very nice images ... thanks Dwight.

What frame grabber are you using for the captures?


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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: mclewis1]
      #5588227 - 12/25/12 09:20 AM

Great job...well done

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Dwight J
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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: mclewis1]
      #5588456 - 12/25/12 01:06 PM

Hi Mark: I am using the Mallincam MCV-1. The stills were captured from a DVD I recorded as the images were captured.

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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5588749 - 12/25/12 06:11 PM

Excellent!

/Ira


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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5588754 - 12/25/12 06:18 PM

Really great stuff, Dwight! First time I've seen Thor's Helmut with a Mallincam.

Devon


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Dwight J
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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: Devon]
      #5588777 - 12/25/12 06:38 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments and have a Merry Christmas. Devon, Thor's Helmut is a tough but it did show itself in 5 seconds so I could frame it. Using a C14 didn't hurt either. My favorite activity with the Mallincam is trying it on objects that are challenging or that I have never observed. During a single night I like to try every object showing on the chart (SkyAtlas2000). There are some surprises awaiting you approaching it in this manner- similar to the way I used to observe visually. I had observed NGC 2359 visually with a 16" while sweeping casually one night years ago.

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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5589083 - 12/26/12 12:00 AM

GREAT shots! I am amazed that you got such a great image of Thor's Helment from Canada. The first time I ever saw it was from the Winter Star Party with a 20-in newt and a filter. The last time I saw it was from the South Carolina coast about 4 years ago with a small scope and image intensifier while on Winter vacation.

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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5589166 - 12/26/12 02:16 AM

There is no replacement for displacement. I love the field of view and focal ratio of those images.

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A. Viegas
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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5589390 - 12/26/12 10:01 AM

Dwight,

Very nice, and let's not forget this was with almost a full moon! Your amp glow is non existent! I am assuming you post processed this out? Can you give us some pointers how you went about doing that?

Thanks

Al


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Dwight J
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Re: Some Mallincam images for Christmas new [Re: A. Viegas]
      #5589706 - 12/26/12 12:59 PM

Hi Al: No magic here. These were taken during the dark of the moon. I cropped out most of the amp glow although it wasn't excessive thanks to subzero (C) temperatures. Recording the session on DVD and grabbing frames off of that also seems to reduce amp glow.

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