Post by astrotasmania on Sept 9, 2014 22:09:43 GMT
Recently bought a Mallincam SSI-L camera, (http://mallincam.tripod.com/id58) a USB 2.0 with a large format detector, max resolution 4000 x 3000 in round numbers, so the frame rate varies with image size. Here are the start of some lunar test shots under average seeing with a Takahashi FS-102 (4") APO Refractor of some vintage. Single frames minimal processing in Picasa. Exposure variations. The camera and its included software are both very impressive.
12" f/5 Home built Newtonian
As always, seeing conditions are the limiting factor especially when capturing & using single BMP frames. I have yet to do any stacking etc. Also done some Ha Solar -still to sort & post some first light solar images. Setting up another computer for image processing which is not connected to the 'net.
WOW!!! Stunning images Shevill. They look as good (and as smooth) as stacked images!
Fantastic results from this new camera.
__________________________________________ Ken James - Snake Valley Australia CAMERAS: Samsung SCB-4000, Mallincam Xtreme & Xterminator, 3 different Revolution Imagers, 2 ToUcams, SX-5c, Canon 350d, 2 different IMX224's (an RI & RT) and an RT178. Broadcaster on NSN as 'Snake Valley Australia' HERE --> www.nightskiesnetwork.com/ - Video Astronomy Website: ballaratman.wix.com/videoastronomy
Yes, very impressed with them only being a single frame capture.
Rock was on NSN the other night, I don't know if it was the same camera as yours Shevill or one he's working on but that was mighty impressive the amount of detail was unbelievable, only could watch for a minute or so before jumping into bed
John SW ED80 Pro Black Diamond + SW Skymax 127 + SW 130P Explorer Samsung SCB 2000P + DTV-VLD/PRO/W6 + Philips SPC 900nc + I-nova PLB-Cx + Mallincam Xtreme + ZWO Asi178mc + Quark chromo iOptron Mini Tower Pro + SW AL/AZ goto NSN...NWsky2nite..johnno_uk