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First Light....AMScope 3 to 90X....and ZWO224!

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#1 Jeff Lee

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 04:29 PM

5 days late my scope arrives late yesterday. Put it together before bed time:)  I had read here I believe that you could adapt the triocular camera adapter by using a .96" EP holder. I did but I got rid of the AM supplied connector and used a .96 (with electric tape) to 1 1/4" adapter. Using the snout (1 1/4") that came with my 224 camera it works. Downside is very high Power. However when I am not removing tiny Eocene invertebrates the high power images can be useful (although I do have a regular macro setup for bigger finds). 

 

Here is how I got the attached 5 image stack. I use SharpCap to capture single snaps to a folder (Using PNG/color). Then place them in Photoshop in layers, and then align and focus stack. Will be useful in helping to identify the species of snail that this is. I put a .5 inexpensive reduce on the 224 to get usable scale (it is going to be great for real micro fossils and water life in my creek.  Snail in image is 2mm long!

 

Not using the 224 that much since I got the 294, so its new use will find it atop a microscope instead of a telescope:)

 

I ran the image out to SharpCap on my desk using the 50" 4K Tv to view.

 

All in all very happy with the setup. 3x-10x is perfect for digging the small guys out of matrix, high mag's for shell features for species ID.

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 02:28 PM

Where (and more curiously how) did you find a 2mm long snail? scratchhead2.gif

I have a tough time finding my socks...



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Posted 02 February 2021 - 04:39 PM

Where (and more curiously how) did you find a 2mm long snail? scratchhead2.gif

I have a tough time finding my socks...

 

Its called the Keasey Formation and it outcrops in NW Oregon. Working in the talus of the formation in shale, you just "break" enough rocks and you find some very cool things. (Lots of research to find the outcroppings, and then a bit of luck to find them.



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Posted 02 February 2021 - 08:28 PM

Its called the Keasey Formation and it outcrops in NW Oregon. Working in the talus of the formation in shale, you just "break" enough rocks and you find some very cool things. (Lots of research to find the outcroppings, and then a bit of luck to find them.

Oh, okay it's a fossil. (I just reread your post and caught the word "Eocene".) 




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