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Old 17-08-2020, 12:19 PM
Bfialkov (Barry)
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Sharpcap Sensor Analysis and QHY600M

Hi


Just got my new toy (QHY600M), sorry about the heavy rains for the next 40 days everyone


I'm now attempting the sharpcap sensor analysis phase.


How long should this take? I've seen some people say 8 minutes and other people hours.


What causes this range in time and what is a normal duration?


PS - any suggestions for Gain and Offset using the brand new mode of operation for narrowband dso imaging?


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Old 17-08-2020, 12:23 PM
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Can take hours for ccd's because of their slow download time, but cmos should take less than an hour maybe more like 30m
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Old 17-08-2020, 12:25 PM
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Can take hours for ccd's because of their slow download time, but cmos should take less than an hour maybe more like 30m



Sharpcap threw a hissy with the QHY native driver so I resorted to the ASCOM driver and i'm 1.5hr in
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Old 17-08-2020, 12:40 PM
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Yeah that's probably about right, unless you have a dimmable flat panel to get the exposures as short as possible without being too short, it could be tricky to speed up a 60mp camera.
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Old 17-08-2020, 12:46 PM
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Yeah that's probably about right, unless you have a dimmable flat panel to get the exposures as short as possible without being too short, it could be tricky to speed up a 60mp camera.
Yep - it's running on the Alnitak flat panel

Now it's in darks mode...
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