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#101 bkushner

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 11:58 PM

Here is my very first shot with my Mallincam on my Meade SN8. M42.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 12:20 AM

Very nice M-42... To get results like that on your first shot shows how easy it is to use the MallinCam. Do you have any Galaxy shots? I'm thinking of getting either a Meade 8" or 10" SN for use at my house with the MallinCam, so I'd like to see some images from an 8" or 10" SN.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:27 AM

Very nice M-42... To get results like that on your first shot shows how easy it is to use the MallinCam. Do you have any Galaxy shots? I'm thinking of getting either a Meade 8" or 10" SN for use at my house with the MallinCam, so I'd like to see some images from an 8" or 10" SN.
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Here is the one galaxy shot I have, it's a faint galaxy and I spent no time processing the image, this is a single frame captured right from the monitor. It's NGC 2683.

I should also mention that my shots are taken 10 minutes from Center City Philadelphia in very light polluted skies.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:51 AM

Thanks Brian,
That too is a very good image to show what the 8" Meade SN can do at a light polluted site, with a very faint galaxy, using a MallinCam single Image. Nice dark back ground too.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 06:45 AM

Here is a curiosity from last night. Its a 3 satellite pass through Orion during a 12 second exposure (might have been 6 sec).

They're probably geostationary satellites and dependant on your latitude - in northern hemisphere they're located a few degrees south of the celestial equator like your shot - nice :rainbow: here's a selection from awhile back before astrovideo with the scope drive 'off' eg static cam :rainbow:

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:26 AM

I get those streaks too sometimes, pretty sure they are sats.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 05:04 PM

We've seen an assortment of bright objects. Here is a less prominent, but really neat object, NGC 891.Bill

Hi Bill - v nice shot but can you confirm identity of this DSO :question:

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 05:54 PM

I just came back and took another look at this image of M51... This is a Very Nice Image, and with 150mm scope. A little color, Nice detail, and a dark back ground... There's alot going on in this image.
Thanks for posting it Brad

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 06:51 PM

For a more detailed look at ngc 891 check out Greg's version (#2062289). I wish that I could get enough photons from objects like this to do without the .3 fr. Greg's 30 inch bucket collects 14 times more photons than my 8in and the lighted parking lot across the street from my site limits the gain that I can use.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:36 AM

Comet 17P Holmes
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Takahashi Epsilon 160
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:41 AM

M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy
2.6 Second Integration
Takahashi Epsilon 160
GSTAR-EX Integrating CCD Video Camera

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 09:17 PM

Tonight Comet 8P/Tuttle passed near M33. I used my MallinCam Color HYPER PLUS and a Quantary 70 to 210 zoom lens to grab this image of the pair - plus a passing airplane. This is a single 56 second exposure grabbed using an AverTV Cardbus PC Card. The lens was set to 210mm at f/5.6.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 10:21 PM

Latest from WSO.

MCHP on Vixen ED100Sf with MRF3 (5 and 10 spacers) at approx f6. Single integration 56 seconds. M33 on 19" Proton monitor.

1/15 second on Nikon DSLR Shutter priority, handheld.

Usual caveat: picture is way better on monitors than photographed!

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 10:24 PM

Next up: my first M42. 7 second integration. Same setup. This transmited very nicely via wireless into the house on the 42" HDTV....

This view is distorted because I didn't have a straight on shot of the monitor using the camera.

A very nice way to end 2007, which saw the construction of WSO, the acquisition of MCHP and 31T5, 22T4, and Ethos, and most importantly, more viewing in the last 5 months, than in my LIFE beforehand!

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:13 PM

Last night I finally go a chance to try out the HyperStar on my CPC 1100. This is a single 7 second frame MallinCam Color HYPER PLUS image grabbed to my laptop. The Running Man Nebula was just rising in the southeast and only about 25 degrees up when I observed it. As others have related, the live, on-screen view on the Watec-35 was far superior to that shown in the laptop snapshot.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:15 PM

This is a single 7 second frame MallinCam Color HYPER PLUS image grabbed to my laptop of NGC 891. As others have related, the live, on-screen view on the Watec-35 was far superior to that shown in the laptop snapshot.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:19 PM

Jack, that is SWEET...

looks like "gumby" himself just a standing there! :roflmao:

I really love the ease/flexibility of this camera...

of course your 11" (280mm) trumps my 100mm any day of the week...

can you say - "EQ mounted serious aperture lust/envy"

Sure, I knew you could!


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notwithstanding my CSC which IS clear dark blue tonight... it is 4F and 20Mph winds - not even WSO walls can protect me from THAT! :roflmao: :coldday:

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:20 PM

This is a single 7 second frame MallinCam Color HYPER PLUS image grabbed to my laptop of M1. As others have related, the live, on-screen view on the Watec-35 was far superior to that shown in the laptop snapshot.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:26 PM

But the CPC is an Alt-Az monted scope. The only time I say field rotation issues was when I first looked at M33 when it was DIRECTLY at the zenith. There I could see live on the monitor the circular star trails in only 7 seconds. So I waited 2 hours and tried M33 again. Here is what I saw in 7 seconds. If the sky was not so washed out with humidity and Christmas lights, I could have tried longer exposures. I can't wait to get to Chiefland in a month:

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:28 PM

Here is a 7 second M42 with the HyperStar:

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:29 PM

Here is a 7 second Horsehead and Flame:

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:35 PM

That Flame and Horsehead are really good for 7 sec. Jack what F/Ratio was that image taken at?
Very Nice
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:42 PM

But the CPC is an Alt-Az monted scope. The only time I say field rotation issues was when I first looked at M33 when it was DIRECTLY at the zenith. There I could see live on the monitor the circular star trails in only 7 seconds. So I waited 2 hours and tried M33 again. Here is what I saw in 7 seconds. If the sky was not so washed out with humidity and Christmas lights, I could have tried longer exposures. I can't wait to get to Chiefland in a month:

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Jack, that is sweet! This captures exactly what M33 looks like (to me) on my monitor using my ED100Sf... at 56 seconds...

It looks exactly like this!!! amazing

none of my pictures of the monitor show this...

your combo of aperture and speed, have me lusting after same... I can only imaging how great it really looks "live" on the monitor (from which you separately did this capture!)...

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:56 PM

The HyperStar is f/1.8 and provides about a 3/4 degree diagonal FOV on the 11".

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:01 PM

Jack, I'm drooling. How's Rock doing with the build? I'm dying, seeing all this fun you guy's are having.

Nice shots!!!
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