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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: Relativist]
      #6192978 - 11/13/13 04:26 PM

Curtis,

17s requiring an EQ oriented mount? In general no.

It really depends however on how well your alt az mount tracks (how well you've done your initial alignment), how long the focal length is, what area of the sky you are observing, and how picky you are about the quality of the stars. There a plenty of folks who are very happy at 15-30s exposures with their scopes at 1000-1500mm in alt az mode (and some at even longer focal lengths).


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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: Relativist]
      #6193330 - 11/13/13 07:16 PM

Is it computer controllable?

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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: mclewis1]
      #6193359 - 11/13/13 07:31 PM

So I'm guessing shorterl focal length helps? I'm not picky as this is video...

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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: Raginar]
      #6193363 - 11/13/13 07:34 PM

Quote:

Is it computer controllable?




That looks to have been answered in the vendor thread here:

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Board/vendorann/Num...

So, it seems it will be... It will be...



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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: Relativist]
      #6193735 - 11/13/13 11:19 PM

Curtis,
I've used a 12" f/4.9 alt-az tracking Dob with 0.5X reducer and 30 second exposures on my Mallincam, with quite good results. In most areas of the sky, 60 second exposures on video chips do not result in field rotation.


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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: Dwight J]
      #6193994 - 11/14/13 05:44 AM

I have used the Optec NexGEN .33x reducer for several years for my Mallincam on my C-8. It works great. You have to get the C-mount adapter for it and it requires a 2" focuser.

JohnD


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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: johnpd]
      #6194056 - 11/14/13 07:22 AM

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... and it requires a 2" focuser.



Or a 2" visual back.

John, Do you have any DSO shots taken with that Optec reducer that you can post or link to?


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Re: mallincam micro [Re: Relativist]
      #6194598 - 11/14/13 01:32 PM

Thanks Chris, I went to their website and didn't find the info there.

That's a pretty good deal. It's good to see Rock is trying to entice the beginners.

Chris


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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: mclewis1]
      #6194947 - 11/14/13 04:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:

An overlooked solution is to use a fast scope so reduction isn't necessary.



Dwight, Boy isn't that true.




If it were true the visual people would only need one eyepiece. Fortunately there is a lot more in the Universe that will fit into one telescope.


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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: Relativist]
      #6196869 - 11/15/13 05:13 PM

Am I correct in the assumption that, in order to control this with a Mac, the only suitable procedure would be to wait until there was support built into the Miloslick MallinCam Control software?

Is there any other method of Mac control of the new Micro?


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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: silverking]
      #6196955 - 11/15/13 06:37 PM

From Rock's post, the ability for computer control is an option in for the micro in the future. You'll have to send the camera back to get it modified for PC control, but the good thing is that the upgrade is free (other than shipping, from what I understand.

Here's Rock's post regarding Micro free RS485 upgrade

Edited by core (11/15/13 07:32 PM)


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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: silverking]
      #6197015 - 11/15/13 07:18 PM

Quote:

Am I correct in the assumption that, in order to control this with a Mac, the only suitable procedure would be to wait until there was support built into the Miloslick MallinCam Control software?

Is there any other method of Mac control of the new Micro?




The same question could be asked of any Mallincam Camera, and it looks like the best and possibly only solution is the Miloslick software at this time for OSX... Other than using Windows via parallels. When the time comes it we may want to ask the Miloslick author what his plans are for this camera.

http://mallincam.tripod.com/id38.html

I'm looking forward to in the future building a portable inexpensive setup to do video with this camera for star parties or travel.


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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: Relativist]
      #6197059 - 11/15/13 07:39 PM

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I'm looking forward to in the future building a portable inexpensive setup to do video with this camera for star parties or travel.




fwiw I will be replacing the Samsung in my setup below with the micro, and for the past month, I've been trying out a Jr. Pro on this setup, and it's fantastic. Apologies no captures, been only live-view. It's even better when connected to a pocket LCD projector in the field!



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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: core]
      #6197095 - 11/15/13 07:59 PM

Very nice, can you elaborate on the scope/mount? Looks like something I've seen at Costco...

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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: Relativist]
      #6197590 - 11/16/13 02:29 AM

Curtis,

I posted details for the setup in the CN thread.

And this thread on using a portable pocket LCD projector.


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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: core]
      #6198130 - 11/16/13 12:52 PM

Very nice threads there Peter, I look forward to seeing what the MC Micro can do with that portable setup.

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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: Relativist]
      #6198603 - 11/16/13 05:56 PM

Core, thank you for the link! I might have to get one of these for my nexstars

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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: core]
      #6232462 - 12/03/13 11:27 PM

Is the micro good for planetary viewing?

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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: James Cunningham]
      #6235194 - 12/05/13 11:31 AM

yes it will work very well on planets and bright DSOs. i haven't seen it on jacks site yet. i will get one next year. will w

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Re: mallincam micro new [Re: James Cunningham]
      #6235284 - 12/05/13 12:05 PM

Jim, for planets, the Micro will be a as good as your SCB-2000 or an LN-300, and not better.

It is lighter and more compact than your Samsung.

It costs more than an LN-300 but for the extra $25 you get a warranty-- "The cameras are warrantied for a period of two (2) years. The only internal camera component that is not warrantied is the CCD sensor, as Sony does not offer a warranty to Rock Mallin."

The Micro has "Mallincam" on the side.


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