FIRECAPTURE - CONFIGURATION FOR DEEP SKY

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neutron
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FIRECAPTURE - CONFIGURATION FOR DEEP SKY

Post by neutron » Mon May 04, 2015 7:05 am

Hi
I have been using my ASI120MC for planetary and it was great
Now, I want to start to use it FOR DEEP SKY

I just need to know what format should be use for capture.
AVI, SER, BMP or FIT ????

For example for planeatary I always use AVIs and 2000 or 3000 frames (with proper exp and gain)

I have an idea about what to do with exp, gain,..., etc but I have no idea about format.
Could you please help me with this ???

Thanks in advance

riklaunim
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Re: FIRECAPTURE - CONFIGURATION FOR DEEP SKY

Post by riklaunim » Mon May 04, 2015 4:45 pm

1-few seconds, not very high gain, few hundreds or thousands of frames. FITS if you want to process it in DS software like Nebulosity. SER/AVI if in "planetary". Flat and dark frames, maybe even bias frame. Quality may be limited so pick surface bright objects like star clusters or some planetary nebulae.

neutron
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Re: FIRECAPTURE - CONFIGURATION FOR DEEP SKY

Post by neutron » Mon May 04, 2015 7:49 pm

Thanks a lot

As soon as I can I will try it

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