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telfish
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Meade focal reducer in a Celestron.
      #5599990 - 01/01/13 05:16 PM

I have the Celestron f6.3 reducer for my c11. Question is will the Meade f3.3 reducer work in a c11?

I want to use a Mallincam with this reducer.


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Rick Woods
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Re: Meade focal reducer in a Celestron. new [Re: telfish]
      #5600003 - 01/01/13 05:28 PM

I don't see why not - an f/10 SCT is an f/10 SCT.

I don't, however, know if the Mallincam will play nice; those things depend on the size of the CCD chip, from what I understand. I think you need a pretty small chip for the FR to do its best.


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Re: Meade focal reducer in a Celestron. new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5600017 - 01/01/13 05:36 PM

Thanks Rick. I was thinking about the threads and any back focus issues. I could not see any real reason as you say they are made for a f10 scope.

As I understand it the Mallincams have small chips in comparison to an APS DSLR.


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Re: Meade focal reducer in a Celestron. new [Re: telfish]
      #5600019 - 01/01/13 05:38 PM

Quote:

I have the Celestron f6.3 reducer for my c11. Question is will the Meade f3.3 reducer work in a c11?

I want to use a Mallincam with this reducer.




Yes it will. I use this exact setup (with an Xtreme).

The Mallincam chips are indeed small and work very well with this reducer.


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Re: Meade focal reducer in a Celestron. new [Re: rmollise]
      #5600033 - 01/01/13 05:46 PM

Thanks Rod.

Another question for the Guru!

have you ever heard anyone using a Mallincam successfully with a hyperstar?

Not sure what the back focus on the Mallincam is and if it would work.

I just wish to get the maximum photons and a wide field into the Mallincam and an wondering which way would work best.

Do you use the F3.3 and Mallincam for a live viewing situation? I want to use it to live view DSO's.


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Re: Meade focal reducer in a Celestron. new [Re: telfish]
      #5600050 - 01/01/13 05:58 PM

Not the guru but yes it can be used with a hyperstar. Starzona sells the correct spaced adatpter.

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Re: Meade focal reducer in a Celestron. new [Re: wolfman_4_ever]
      #5600059 - 01/01/13 06:03 PM

There are pics from Mallincam/Hyperstar setups in the photos section of the yahoo/mallincam group.

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Re: Meade focal reducer in a Celestron. new [Re: rmollise]
      #5601681 - 01/02/13 06:03 PM

Quote:

Yes it will. I use this exact setup (with an Xtreme).

The Mallincam chips are indeed small and work very well with this reducer.




Was gon'na chime in that the OP should take in your great astrovideo article in the Feb. S&T. It's a keeper.


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Re: Meade focal reducer in a Celestron. new [Re: rmollise]
      #5601945 - 01/02/13 08:51 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I have the Celestron f6.3 reducer for my c11. Question is will the Meade f3.3 reducer work in a c11?

I want to use a Mallincam with this reducer.




Yes it will. I use this exact setup (with an Xtreme).

The Mallincam chips are indeed small and work very well with this reducer.




Hey! Who is that guy in the S&T article, and what has he done with Rod??!?


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telfish
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Re: Meade focal reducer in a Celestron. new [Re: Geo.]
      #5602010 - 01/02/13 09:42 PM

My copy was in my mail box the very next day. And the great article was duly devoured.

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Re: Meade focal reducer in a Celestron. new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5602626 - 01/03/13 09:50 AM

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Hey! Who is that guy in the S&T article, and what has he done with Rod??!?




I can tell you his name: Old Father Time.

Damn his eyes.


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