#1  
Old 15-11-2019, 11:04 PM
Xeteth (David)
Registered User

Xeteth is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 72
What am I looking at here?

I just purchased a used QHY8-Pro off one of the members on here which is my first CCD camera. I've downloaded the latest drivers and connected to the camera in APT - it all seems very straight forward and I'm able to set the gain/offset, cool the camera etc.

However, on some of the shots I'm getting a weird artifact of some sorts and I'm hoping someone might be able to identify what the problem is? It's the first image - clearly the white area in the top right of the image...

As a follow-up in the second image - on the right side of the image there is a black area - initially I thought something was wrong with the chip, but having done some research apparently this is the overscan area which can be used to assist in calibration. Have I got this correct?

Any assistance would be much appreciated!
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (Error.jpg)
131.9 KB57 views
Click for full-size image (Error2.jpg)
121.6 KB43 views
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15-11-2019, 11:11 PM
Atmos's Avatar
Atmos (Colin)
Ultimate Noob

Atmos is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 6,419
It does look a bit like the overscan region. If you’re using Ascom for control there should be a box in there for deactivating the overscan region. All it does is hide it. As long as your calibration frames have it and your lights do it doesn’t matter.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15-11-2019, 11:19 PM
Xeteth (David)
Registered User

Xeteth is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atmos View Post
It does look a bit like the overscan region. If you’re using Ascom for control there should be a box in there for deactivating the overscan region. All it does is hide it. As long as your calibration frames have it and your lights do it doesn’t matter.
You were right on the money! Disabled it in the ASCOM settings and it's gone. Cheers!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 04:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Astromechanics
Advertisement
EQ8-R
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Testar
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
Star Adventurer
Advertisement
Celestron RASA
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement