New Camera!

My new Mallincam Sky Raider DSm arrived on Saturday and it is a thing of beauty! The camera is hand-built (as are virtually all Malincams) by Rock Mallin in Ontario. Compact and very heavy, it is extremely sensitive and allows faint, deep sky objects to be imaged with very short exposures.

Here is a pic of the new camera:

The Sky Raider series offer a real revolution in astronomical imaging. Exposures that used to take many hours with a CCD imager can be achieved in seconds with this imager!  I can't wait to try it out when the night skies finally clear here!

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