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Dwight J
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And a Happy New Year M 42 new
      #5600679 - 01/02/13 02:21 AM Attachment (69 downloads)

M 42 screen grab of a 45 second exposure New Year's Day. Taken with Mallincam VSS+, Lumicon Deep Sky filter, and a C6 @ F3.3. Moon was well up. The C6 is becoming my new favorite scope to use as it is easy to set up and has a wide field when used @ F3.3.

Edited by Dwight J (01/02/13 02:23 AM)


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rflinn68
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Re: And a Happy New Year M 42 new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5614028 - 01/09/13 04:26 PM

Wide Field? The C6 @ f/3.3 is 500mm. I assume this has been cropped quite a bit. This doesnt look like a 500mm wide field shot but I dont know anything about a Mallincam either. This is my first visit to this forum because I thought I might check into one.

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Dwight J
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Re: And a Happy New Year M 42 new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5614185 - 01/09/13 06:04 PM

Hi: the chip in a Mallincam is quite small at 7.4 x 4.95 mm and is the so called half inch sized sensor. To capture many deep sky objects a focal reducer is required to give you enough field. The image is uncropped and as it appears onscreen live. At F 10 all I would get would be the Trapezium area. Hope this answers your question and welcome to the forum.

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Lorence
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Re: And a Happy New Year M 42 new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5614483 - 01/09/13 08:47 PM

Quote:

I dont know anything about a Mallincam either. This is my first visit to this forum because I thought I might check into one.




Best place for Mallincam information is the Mallincam forum

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/mallincam/

Second best place is

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/videoastro/


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budman1961
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Re: And a Happy New Year M 42 new [Re: Lorence]
      #5614620 - 01/09/13 10:32 PM

Dwight........I am thinking a late-night cagematch may be in order!

Nice images!

Andy


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Dwight J
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Re: And a Happy New Year M 42 [Re: budman1961]
      #5614641 - 01/09/13 10:46 PM

You're on Andy! Just need to round up Chuckles and coordinate some clear skies. I am ready and raring to go!

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rflinn68
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Re: And a Happy New Year M 42 new [Re: Lorence]
      #5637147 - 01/22/13 03:19 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I dont know anything about a Mallincam either. This is my first visit to this forum because I thought I might check into one.




Best place for Mallincam information is the Mallincam forum

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/mallincam/

Second best place is

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/videoastro/




Thanks guys. I decided I will just stick with my DSLR. Just sent my 1100D to Gary Honis for a Baader UV/IR mod. Cant wait to get it back! Have fun!


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