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Stew57
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Mallincam as guide camera?
      #5687947 - 02/18/13 10:19 PM

Has anyone used a mallincam as a guide camera? I would like to setup 2 or 3 scopes on one mount, all with mallincams, using one to guide with. All 3 would have different FL for differing FOV. I could switch which camera to guide with without swapping cameras and do everything from a remote setup.

Anyone have good luck guiding with one? What software did you use?

Thanks


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wolfman_4_ever
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Re: Mallincam as guide camera? new [Re: Stew57]
      #5688015 - 02/18/13 10:56 PM

You could use metaguide and your frame grabber.. Not sure how well it would work, but it should work... People use webcams and video cameras with great success and metaguide.

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Lorence
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Re: Mallincam as guide camera? new [Re: Stew57]
      #5698492 - 02/24/13 03:59 PM

I'm doing everything you want to do without any problems. Guiding with MaximDL. I had four video cameras on the mount and was able to switch to any of them at any time.

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Stew57
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Re: Mallincam as guide camera? new [Re: Lorence]
      #5698711 - 02/24/13 05:56 PM

Thanks
Gives me something to shoot for.


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