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#126 diceless

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:08 AM

diceless, 

 

Looks neat! I found a 9pcs 37-82mm step ring set at eBay and it is only $5 (free shipping from China).

When they are stacked, are they heavy? 

 

 

I never thought of them as heavy but heavy is a very relative term.  Looked up my order on amazon for the rings I purchased and it listed the shipping weight at 2.9 oz, if you want actual weight PM me and I'll weight them when I get home.  Your set has the same step rings so I'm assuming they will be identical except for the brand name.



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 01:49 PM

Different topic.

 

This thread began 10 months ago and many different (prime focus or zoom) CCTV and camera lens were tested.

I only have C-mount 8-50mm zoom lens, so cannot compare their differences in the field performance.

 

What is the best lens until now?

and why?

 

 

fromEarth

Hi Fromearth, could you give the reference of this zoom ?

I could only find CS zoom like this...

What is the F/D ??

Thanks :)



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 03:15 PM

I bought it last year from AliExpress ($40).

 

 

@ AliExpress:

https://www.aliexpre...51-796c832c0c37

 

@ eBay:

 

https://www.ebay.com...872.m2749.l2649

 

 

fromEarth

 

 

 

Hi Fromearth, could you give the reference of this zoom ?

I could only find CS zoom like this...

What is the F/D ??

Thanks smile.gif


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 10:01 PM

Corey/John,

 

Thanks for the help with the 8-50mm zoom.  I just took the camera out tonight to do a plate solve and it is reporting 47mm max focal length now. 

 

Results from platesolve:

Size: 5.87 x 4.4 deg

Radius: 3.667 deg
Pixel scale: 16.5 arcsec/pixel

 

So yah, I did have some blockage in the internal threads that was preventing me to go the max focal length.


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 04:43 AM

I bought it last year from AliExpress ($40).

 

 

@ AliExpress:

https://www.aliexpre...51-796c832c0c37

 

@ eBay:

 

https://www.ebay.com...872.m2749.l2649

 

 

fromEarth

Thanks From Earth.

 

I wonder what is the aperture of this zoom... They put F1.4 but I doubt this is also 1.4 at 50mm, am I wrong ? :)



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Posted 02 February 2019 - 09:35 AM

Ubuntu:

 

The physical size of the objective is about 34mm.  It has an aperture control - so I assume that if it is left wide open there is no obstruction in the light path - which means f1.4.

 

Below is a shot of the region around m42.  I think this could benefit from a UV/IR filter, or one to control CA. A dew shield of some sort is also a good idea !

 

I was amazed when i played with a shot of the Theta Orionis area using the stock windows photo editor - the flame  nebula jumped right out !

 

john

 

186 seconds integration, lens at 50mm.

 

Stack_93frames_186s_WithDisplayStretch.jpg


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Posted 01 March 2019 - 01:02 PM

Had a good clear night yesterday.

 

I used the opportunity to test my pico projector coupled with wide field  C-Mount EAA as a guide for 7x35 binoculars, as a dry run of future eaa assisted urban binocular outreach for groups. 

 

The results where good. The system worked, but could use some improvements.

  • A way to project a full screen Sharpcap image with no glaring UI.

I am still learning how to run the camera and sharpcap, but last night was the first session where I could focus more on observing than learning the software. It was a blast!

 

I made a Sharpcap script that creates a second window you can drag over to projector.  Periodically you can take a snapshot on Sharpcap and it will appear full screen on second window.

https://www.cloudyni...d-video-window/


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