Old 25-11-2013, 08:15 AM
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Stupid question

Is it possible to make a non-ABG ST-8Xe into anti-blooming? WHat modifications would need to be done? Or just put up with it and take shorter subs and process the blooms out? (just getting lazy at doing it )

I have emailed David at SBIG this crazy question, but maybe someone knows, or maybe even knows how to potentially modify the circuitry to add the ABG pot or something to the existing board.

Or just a pipe dream... and go buy a newer camera bozo...
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Old 25-11-2013, 11:58 AM
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They are different CCD detectors. SBIG use to offer a service to change the detector on the ST cameras as the electronics is very similar between the cameras. You cant modify the chip from antiblooming to non antiblooming or visa versa.
The advantage ofthe NABC is the higher sensitivity and it is more useful for scientific applications like photometry.
You would be better off buying a new camera and keeping the ST8 for photometry

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Old 25-11-2013, 02:17 PM
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On this site there is no such thing as a stupid question, although I cant answer it, you will have many that can.

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