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StarStructure Telescopes / ASICAP max exposure times

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:04 pm
by StarStructure
Hi,
I posted below in the ASICAP software section. I putting it here to see if anyone know the answers. My apologies for double posting...but as I said I'm looking to make a camera purchase asap. Any help would be much appreciated!!



Hello All,
I am the owner and builder of StarStructure Telescopes. We are currently working on a new telescope design which uses a camera at prime focus. I am most interested in the ASI294MC-PRO camera. The camera manufacture will ultimately come down to the software, or more specifically, the ease of use. I have downloaded ASICAP v1.6.1. I realize this is more of a test software...but for the proposes of this telescope it's exactly what I'm looking for. Very simple and easy to use.

My question is what is the maximum exposure times this software will allow? I watched a few videos but no one doing DSO's only moon and planets. In the control section of the software I see the drop down for time...it looks like there is an option to do from 1-2000 SECONDS. Is this correct? With the ASI294MC-PRO I believe I will only need a max of about 35 seconds anyway...all I really need to know is if I can achieve around 35 seconds.

A timely response would be much appreciated as I'm looking to make a camera purchase asap.

Thanks in advance!

Michael

PS> I read in this forum that live stack may be added to this software. Although I don't think this is necessary for this type of application, It would be nice to play with. Is this in the works?

Re: StarStructure Telescopes / ASICAP max exposure times

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:49 am
by Katherine.Tsai
Hi Michael´╝î
ASICAP is designed for planet photography,.:)
Sure, you can use ASICAP to do 35s exposure.

Re: StarStructure Telescopes / ASICAP max exposure times

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:27 pm
by StarStructure
Hi Katherine,

Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, a little to much time went by and we had already purchased a camera from another manufacture. I will keep ZWO in mind for future projects.

Mike

Re: StarStructure Telescopes / ASICAP max exposure times

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:46 am
by Katherine.Tsai
Hi Michael,
Thank you for the info.:)