always used this cam for planetary/solar but started to use it for a some deep-sky (don't have a cooled cam yet ...)
Although mentioned as a 14 bit cam, the max value i can see in the FITS files is 65528. This looks like the 14bit value is shifted by 3 bits instead of the 2 bits I expected. (and probably this will shift out a bit containing data ...)
Any reason/explanation for this.
PS: I use the cam with 14bit ADC enabled (high speed disabled) and happens on all platforms; W10 Ascom, W10 Direct, Indi ....
As we know, for a 14 bit camera, it means we use 14 "0" or "1" to save a data. So the range should be 2^14=16384.
then the minimum is 14 "0"s(=0). and the maximum is 14 "1"s(=16383). it means we could use it to standard from 0 to 16383 . The maximum value is Not 16384.
And sometimes, for some camera, when there is a continuous transmission of 1, there will be other meanings. So it is not used as valid data. For 178 , it is an example. That is why the max value is 16382.
And as we know, for our 16bit, we add 2 "0" at the end of the data. It means that we multiply the raw data from sensor by 4. So 16382*4=65528.
Hope you can understand.