MallinCam Cameras and Accessories

MallinCam Cameras and Accessories
MallinCam Cameras and Accessories
MallinCam Astronomical Video Camera
The MallinCam HYPER PLUS is available in B&W and Color versions. It is also available in NTSC
(USA, Canada, Mexico, and Japan) and PAL (rest of the world). The HYPER PLUS camera has four
long exposure modes – 7, 14, 28 and 56 seconds.
B&W HYPER PLUS
Color HYPER PLUS
$1099.95
$1199.95
Cameras are assembled based on the waiting list I provid to Rock Mallin. To get on the list, contact me
at jackhuerkamp@gmail.com
MallinCam Video Finderscope
The MallinCam Video Finderscope is available in B&W only. It uses a smaller 1/3” CCD sensor than the
MallinCam HYPER PLUS camera, it is limited to a maximum of a 2.1 second exposure and it has no
Peltier cooler. Included with the camera is the 5mm to 50mm f/1.4 Zoom Lens, a 25’ Power/Video Cable,
Black Anodized Mounting Bracket, a 110 VAC to 12 VDC Power Supply and a plastic tool box to store
the Video Finderscope in. The Video Finderscope is currently only available in NTSC format.
B&W Video Finderscope
$529.95
Video Finderscopes are assembled based on the waiting list I provide to Rock Mallin. To get on the list,
contact me at jackhuerkamp@gmail.com
Accessories
5mm to 50mm Zoom Lens
This is the same lens provided with the MallinCam Video Finderscope. It is f/1.4, and it has three
adjustments- Zoom from 5mm to 50mm, Iris, and Focus.
5mm to 50mm Zoom Lens
$139.95
MFR-3 and 10mm Extension Rings
The MallinCam acts like an 8mm eyepiece with a 50 degree field of view. Thus, it provides a high-power
view on the monitor. Using a focal reducer, even on fast optical systems, is beneficial as power is lowered
while the field of view seen on the monitor is increased. Rock Mallin produces the MFR-3 Focal Reducer
to accomplish this. Below are the relative focal reductions and eyepiece equivalents obtained with the
MFR-3 and the 10mm Extension Rings:
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MallinCam and MFR-3
MallinCam, MFR-3, 1-10mm ER
MallinCam, MFR-3. 2-10mm ER
~0.75 FR (10.5mm Eyepiece w/ 50 Degree FOV)
~0.65 FR (12.5mm Eyepiece w/50 Degree FOV)
~0.55 FR (14.5mm Eyepiece w/50 Degree FOV)
For SCT owners, the use of either a Celestron or Meade f/6.3 focal reducer in connection with the MFR-3
and one 10mm ER in the camera will yield a system speed of about f/4, and a diagonal can still be used.
If a Meade f/3.3 focal reducer is used, there is insufficient focus travel to use a diagonal – the scope’s light
cone comes to focus before it exits the diagonal. For GEM SCT users, this is not a problem. However,
when using the Meade f/3.3 focal reducer on a fork-mounted scope, it is important to limit slews past
about 70 degrees from the horizon to avoid driving the camera into the fork base.
MFR-3
10mm Extension Ring
$139.95
$29.95 Each
NOTE: The black anodized barrel for the MFR-3 has C-mount threads on the end for screwing the focal
reducer onto the camera. The opposite end has 1.25” threads to facilitate the installation of filters.
Optical Window
The Optical Window contains a flat glass element to help isolate the cooled CCD sensor from moisture in
the air. If a focal reducer is used on the MallinCam or in the optical path ahead of the MallinCam, there
is no need for the use of an Optical Window, as the glass elements in the focal reducer serve the same
function as the window in the Optical Window.
The use of either an Optical Window or a Focal Reducer does not guarantee that moisture in the air will
not condense on the CCD sensor. However, it helps to lessen the impact, especially during hot, humid
summer nights.
Optical Window
$99.95
NOTE: The black anodized barrel for the Optical Window has C-mount threads on the end for screwing
it onto the camera. The opposite end has 1.25” threads to facilitate the installation of filters.
1.25” Deluxe Adapter
The 1.25” Deluxe Adapter has C-mount threads on the end for screwing it onto the camera. The opposite
end has 1.25” threads to facilitate the installation of filters. This adapter allows the MallinCam to be
placed into the drawtube of a 1.25” focuser or into a 2” to 1.25” focuser adapter. The same machined
aluminum fitting is used for the MFR-3, the Optical Window and the 1.25” Deluxe Adapter.
1.25” Deluxe Adapter
$59.95
NOTE: A 1.25” Deluxe Adapter is included with every MallinCam system.
Deluxe MallinCam Storage Case
All MallinCam Video Observational Systems are shipped in a small, plastic tool-box style storage case. A
molded plastic case with pluck-foam for storing the MallinCam, 1.25” Deluxe Adapter, 25’ Power/Video
Cable and 120 VAC Power Supply is available in lieu of the “tool box storage case for a nominal charge.
Deluxe MallinCam Storage Case
$34.95
External Heat Dissipater
The External Heat Dissipater is designed to work in conjunction with the internal Peltier cooler. It fits
around the raised, round extension on the front of the MallinCam and it is held in place using two small
screws. It is easily removal, if needed. By being attached to the front of the camera near the Peltier
cooler, it acts like the cooling fins of a radiator to dissipate heat generated by the CCD sensor to the air.
External Heat Dissipater
$39.95
2” Internal Heat Dissipater/Adapter
The 2” Internal Heat Dissipater/Adapter is a machined aluminum adapter that is held to one of the
following by a recessed Allen screw:
• 1.25” Deluxe ADAPTER
• Optical Window
• MFR-3 Focal Reducer and/or Extension Rings
It serves two functions. Because of the recesses machined into its front, it allows getting the camera at
least ¼” closer to the top of the focuser’s draw tube. This can make the difference for Newtonian
telescope owners in being able to achieve focus. It also helps conduct heat from the camera’s CCD sensor
to the outside air via the focuser.
2” Internal Heat Dissip0ater/ Adapter
$49.95
S-video Cables
The MallinCam Video Observational System is supplied with a 25’ Power/Video Cable and it is used to
connect to the camera’s BNC Composite Video Output to a monitor. The MallinCam is also equipped
with an S-video output. For many, the composite video output quality is acceptable. However, especially
for color camera owners, a better quality image can be obtained using an S-video cable. Cables of
various lengths are available. Note: These cables do not contain a power cord. Thus either the supplied
Power/Video cable must be used in conjunction with the S-video cable or a separate power supply cable
fabricated.
25’ S-video Cable
50’ S-video Cable
100’ S-video Cable
$39.95
$79.95
$99.95
Power/Video Cables
The MallinCam Video Observational System is supplied with a 25’ Power/Video Cable. For those
needing a longer cable, 50’ and 100’ units are available. In addition, replacement 25’ cables are also
available.
25’ Composite Video/Power Cable
50’ Composite Video/Power Cable
100’ Composite Video/Power Cable
$49.95
$79.95
$99.95
12 Volt DC Power Cable
For those desiring to power their camera from a 12 volt power source, there is a 12 VDC power cable
available. It has a male cigarette plug on one end and an adapter on the opposite end that will plug
directly into the MallinCam or into the supplied 25’ Power/Video Cable.
12 VDC Power Cable
$39.95
110 Volt AC Power Supply
This is a regulated 12 VDC power supply similar to the one supplied with the MallinCam Video
Observational System.
120 VAC Power Supply
$39.95
USB 2.0 Video Adapter
The USB 2.0 Adapter allows one to view the MallinCam output on a computer monitor and to grab
frames or video files from it. There are currently two adapters available – one that is known to work
with Windows 2000 and Windows XP and the second that is VISTA compatible. The adapter for
Windows 2000 and XP has both composite and S-video inputs. The adapter for Windows VISTA adds
the ability to record audio.
USB2.0 Adapter (W2K and XP)
WSB2.0 Adapter (VISTA)
$119.95
$129.95
90 Degree BNC Connector
For those desiring some additional strain relief for their composite video cable, the 90 degree BNC
applies that function.
90 Degree BNC Connector
$19.95
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