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About the MallinCam UNIVERSE Color CCD Camera....
"Eliminate the faint fuzzies with the Mallincam Universe Video imaging system! Regardless of what telescope you presently own, the New Mallincam Universe video imaging system will astound you with breathtaking views of deep sky objects, Messier Objects or the planets, like nothing you have ever seen.
How does it work? You simply use it like an eyepiece; Insert the Mallincam Universe into your 1.25" focuser on your telescope; plug the USB connector included with the Mallincam, and you install the Mallincam software on your PC, and that is it. Then prepared to be dazzled by the details that you had previously wished your telescope could show you. Even if you live in light polluted skies, like Toronto....or Hamilton, or Timbuctu. Yup, it'''s true!
I don'''t care if you own an 80mm Achromat cheapie refractor (or a high class 120mm apo), you will get remarkable results either way with the Mallincam Universe. And we'''re are not just whistling Dixie. brother!
(That'''s an expression from down south in case you were wondering,..I heard it used by Sylvester the cat in a Looney tunes cartoon).
Rock Malllin, the Canadian inventor and designer of the Mallincam Universe is offering an introductory price for those that buy right now. And, you will get one right away off our first shipment! (Already in transit to us as I write this). Clear Skies!" -- Ray Khan
The new MallinCam UNIVERSE represent years of design and research in a Color CCD Camera that is capable of live Constant Refresh with a maximum download of a second per frame. The New MallinCam system called CRS (Constant Refresh System) is a first in a CCD camera where the software takes an image and download it for full frame review live on the computer monitor non-stop. Camera act as a video system thru a software displaying a none stop new image at every exposure.
The MallinCam UNIVERSE Color CCD Camera is 100% USB 2.0 controlled and image is also transferred through USB. A Deep Cooling system with a sealed sensor chamber allow cooling to reach -45C constantly to ensure lowest noise and dark current where in most case a dark frame is not generally required. A first in the industry. Taking magazine publication images is now possible and easier than ever with this new system. A constant live image is also displayed for those who wish to use the MallinCam camera as a live observing system. With its super large sensor with a total optical size diagonal of 28.4 mm across and large 7.8 X 7.8 micron pixels size, the camera will excel in delivering live color images.
Total pixels of the ccd sensor is 6.31 mega pixels. Horizontal size of the sensor is 25.10mm and Vertical size is 17.64mm. Active pixels delivers a total size of 3032 X 2016. Active pixels is 6.11 mp. The MallinCam UNIVERSE can also be switched from color mode to black and white by a click of the mouse. A binning mode of 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 is available by a click of the mouse to increase sensitivity and change resolution allowing live focus on the fly in any image size with the crop feature not found on any other models of astronomy ccd camera.
Live processing is done on the Fly with features such as Full histogram adjustment, full GAMMA range, Full Contrast range, and auto white balance or manual RGB color balance. The unique "Hyper Circuit" found on all other MallinCam system has been introduced into this new design making the MallinCam UNIVERSE CCD Camera deliver a total variable gain of 26.06+ db gain and a Dynamic range of 80 db.and a Signal to Noise ratio of 60 db. Works with WIN XP, WIN Vista, WIN 7. 32 or 64 bits.
MallinCam Universe CCD Camera Features...
- Comes complete with a 5 meter USB cable, 2" threaded adapter, and a 1.25" converter is included allowing the use of a optional 1.25" eyepiece adapter,
- 110 volts AC to 12 volts DC power supply, driver and software CD rom.
- Optional 0.5X focal reducer is available and a optional spacer is also available.
- Live focus on the fly in any image size with the crop feature not found on any other models of astronomy ccd camera
- Can also be switched from color mode to black and white by a click of the mouse
- A constant live image is also displayed for those who wish to use the camera as a live observing system
- Weighs just over 924 grams (2.1 pounds) and use T mount system.
MallinCam Universe Color CCD Camera Specifications...
Equipment Type: CCD Camera
Power: USB 2.0
Optical Size Diagonal: 28.4 mm
Pixel Size: 7.8 X 7.8 micron
Horizontal Sensor Size: 25.10mm
Vertical Sensor Size: 17.64mm
Active Pixels: 6.11 mp
Total Size: 3032 X 2016
Binning Mode: 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 is available
Live Processing Modes: Full histogram adjustment, full GAMMA range, Full Contrast range, and auto white balance or manual RGB color balance
Dynamic range and a Signal to Noise ratio: 60+ db.
Compatible Systems: WIN XP, WIN Vista, WIN 7. 32 or 64 bits
Included: 5 meter USB cable, 2" threaded adapter, a 1.25" converter and 110 volts AC to 12 volts DC power supply, driver and software CD rom
Weight: 924 grams (2.1 pounds)
MallinCam Product Number: MC-UNI
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