Friday, August 22, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
This image really speaks for itself. This was captured at the native focal ratio of my Celestron C8, f10. I was really just experimenting, since frankly I figured conditions were too hot and hazy to get anything decent. This conclusion comes from the fact that last night (Monday) I couldn't seem to get any decent deep-sky grabs of galaxies, and I chalked that up to either the JrPro was too hot (It was the warmest day of the year so far at about 90deg) and/or the sky was just too hazy to pull any detail. The JrPro completely redeemed itself however during this observing session. Now if only I can get my CG5 to track better, I'll be in really nice shape.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
|Messier 17 - The Swan Nebula / Omega Nebula. Taken with the Mallincam Jr Pro, with 35 secs of exposure.|
I'm going to be putting up more and more images from the first few evenings spent with the Mallincam Jr Pro that I recently picked up, and of course share a bit more about the results. In addition, you can rest assured a review too in the camera, but with the astro-video, I'm learning that there is quite a bit of variables that can influence your live image, so I will need considerably more time to put the Jr Pro through its paces than perhaps a standard CCD, but more on that in future posts.
I thought I would tease you all here with one of my best images done with the camera in the next series of blog posts. Now when I say image, I don't mean a series of exposures, stacked and then processed with a couple of different programs. Oh no, the purpose after all with these video cameras is the "real time" viewing capability, nothing I'm not really new too, but certainly the software and the hardware capabilities of the Mallincam deserve a lot more time to begin to master, even if using in real time. The above "grab" of M17 however should get your attention, since its exactly what I saw on my screen in REAL TIME. Oh yeah, this is where the Mallincam's are expected to excel, and the Jr Pro is at least expected to give you a taste of real time astronomy video, and I would say the Jr Pro meets that mark so far.