Brent replied to the topic 'Format keeps changing from 16 to 8 bits' in the forum. 2 months ago

you have to save the configuration after you change to 16 bit

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Brent replied to the topic 'Requesting feedback from 10Micron users' in the forum. 2 months ago

how are you building the mount model for your 10micron ?

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Brent replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 2 months ago

so does the Ekos mount model feature now build a 10micron model or not ?

thanks

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Brent replied to the topic 'ASI 2600mc pro: how to set the correct sensor temperature' in the forum. 2 months ago

Not sure if the tool you used accounts for the multiplication factor for color/rgb if I remember was factor of 3, and factor of 25 for 12nm and 100 for 3nm narrowband.

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Brent replied to the topic 'PegasusAstro Pocket Powerbox Advance - INDI driver Ubuntu' in the forum. 2 months ago

Also interested mine is on order

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Brent replied to the topic 'ASI 2600mc pro: how to set the correct sensor temperature' in the forum. 2 months ago

In his follow Up where he discusses optimum gain that he had to skip over in the original talk, my takeaway is the lower read noise at gain 100 will get you a lot more faint detail , because the internal electronics of the sensor changes its conversion gain and drops the read noise with almost no penalty in dynamic range.

I agree that a ridiculous number of subs is counter productive, but you can’t get away from the read noise change at gain 100 with this camera, so at gain 0 your total imaging time would need to increase by about 9 times Give or take to get the same faint detail than at gain 100. That is really the main point I was trying to convey by referencing robin’s talk.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub1HjvlCJ5Y

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Brent replied to the topic 'ASI 2600mc pro: how to set the correct sensor temperature ?' in the forum. 2 months ago

What leadweight is saying is generally true, however because of the huge drop in read noise at gain 100, which is unique to these new Sony sensors , his statement is most likely not correct.

Just know that this topic has been debated at length in various threads on cloudy nights, with often a lot of disagreement , so don’t take it from me, please watch the YouTube video by dr robin glover, the developer of sharp cap, also be sure and watch the follow video on gain settings, which is linked in the description

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RH93UvP358

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Brent replied to the topic 'ASI 2600mc pro: how to set the correct sensor temperature ?' in the forum. 2 months ago

you should almost certainly not use gain 0 with these new Sony sensors, the read noise is much higher at gain 0, but at gain 100 the read noise drops significantly with a slight gain in dynamic range. it is something unique to these Sony sensors, this logic does not apply to the asi1600.

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Brent replied to the topic 'ASI 2600mc pro: how to set the correct sensor temperature ?' in the forum. 2 months ago

how do you like the 6200 over the 1600 ?

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