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MallinCam Video CCD Observational System

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MallinCam TM Color HYPER Images

The MallinCam Color HYPER is no longer available. The MallinCam Color HYPER PLUS is one of the color models curently in production, the other ones being the VSS, VSS PLUS and the Xtreme. This page shows what was possible with the non-PLUS version of the camera. The current color cameras are capable of going much deeper.

The MallinCam Color HYPER is capable of delivering live color images of deep sky objects onto a monitor, laptop screen or televison. Below is a album containing digital camera photographs of the screen of a 36" color television. The original observing run was made using a Meade 8" LX200 GPS with f/6.3 focal reducer. For several of the objects, a second MallinCam MFR-3 focal reducer was added to the camera, resulting in a system speed of about f/3. The camera's video output was fed into a DVD recorder and this video was being played on the television when the screen shots were taken. A tripod mounted Canon S45 digital camera set to automatic mode obtained these images.

 

Below are several images made by stacking 4 to 15 frames from the original DVD recording. I failed to take a dark frame during the observing session; thus none was subtracted from the stack of frames. The MallinCam Video CCD Observational System is designed for live viewing; but it can be used for making nice astro-images.

M-8 at f/6.3 Using a Color HYPER in 12 Second Mode

M-16 at f/6.3 Using a Color HYPER in 12 Second Mode

NGC 6302 (The Bug) at f/3 Using a Color HYPER in 12 Second Mode

M-17 at f/3 Using a Color HYPER in 12 Second Mode

M-57 at f/3 Using a Color HYPER in 12 Second Mode

M-27 at f/3 Using a Color HYPER in 12 Second Mode

M-8 at f/3 Using a Color HYPER in 12 Second Mode

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