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by KEJ
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: ZWO ASI462 MC (Colour) - Not Recognised.
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: ZWO ASI462 MC (Colour) - Not Recognised.

admin wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:00 pm Hi Keith,

Glad to hear that installing the latest drivers got things going for you. Looks like that camera is quite a beast – hope you get some clear skies soon!

Cheers, Robin
Robin good evening

Thanks for getting back to me and yes, I hope so !

Cheers
by KEJ
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: ZWO ASI462 MC (Colour) - Not Recognised.
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: ZWO ASI462 MC (Colour) - Not Recognised.

So, my new planetary camera arrived today, ZWO ASI462 MC. As the weather currently leaves a lot to be desired(overcast, dull and wet), I quickly set the scope up in the conservatory and pointed it over the Valley at some houses, I’m guessing approx. 1 mile away. FPS(Frames Per Second) Got it up to o...
by KEJ
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: ZWO ASI462 MC (Colour) - Not Recognised.
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: ZWO ASI462 MC (Colour) - Not Recognised.

Just went onto the ZWO/ASI website and downloaded and installed the device drivers and bingo the camera has appeared in SharpCap.

However, the weather has closed in, so I cannot see across the valley, but in theory should be fine.

Thanks
by KEJ
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: ZWO ASI462 MC (Colour) - Not Recognised.
Replies: 4
Views: 300

ZWO ASI462 MC (Colour) - Not Recognised.

Robin hi My shiney new ZWO ASI462 MC just arrived, hoping to catch the tail end of Mars when(if) the weather changes. I just quickly setup my scope in the kitchen for a daytime test, plugged everything in and fired up SharpCap, but it does not recognise the Camera (does not appear on the pulldown me...
by KEJ
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: ZWO ASI533 MC Pro - Optimum Exposure Time ?
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: ZWO ASI533 MC Pro - Optimum Exposure Time ?

Avocette wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:34 pm Hi @KEJ - have you tried carrying out a sensor analysis on your 533? I measured mine and the unity gain measured 111.
No, I haven't........thats interesting, not something I have tried.

Is it straight forward to test ?

Do you have a link or is it in the help docs for SharpCap ?

Cheers
by KEJ
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Brain and unity gain or max dynamic range
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: Brain and unity gain or max dynamic range

Hi Kej, sorry I havent yet got a psu for the camera, thats coming next week. I strongly suggest you perform a sensor analysis and use the smart histogram in Sharpcap Pro. As your bortle 6 then may I suggest you using say an Optolong L Pro broadband filter with the camera. I think the IDAS D2 with L...
by KEJ
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Brain and unity gain or max dynamic range
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: Brain and unity gain or max dynamic range

My Gut feeling is to stick a Gain of 100 and potentially just alter the duration of the exposures, depending on the target.

Ie:

Bright targets stick with 48 secs and many exposures.

Faint targets stick with 3 to 5 min exposures, many exposures.

But then its back to the optimum duration..........
by KEJ
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: ZWO ASI533 MC Pro - Optimum Exposure Time ?
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: ZWO ASI533 MC Pro - Optimum Exposure Time ?

My Gut feeling is to stick a Gain of 100 and potentially just alter the duration of the exposures, depending on the target. Ie: Bright targets stick with 48 secs and many exposures. Faint targets stick with 3 to 5 min exposures, many exposures. But then its back to the optimum duration.......... Als...
by KEJ
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Brain and unity gain or max dynamic range
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: Brain and unity gain or max dynamic range

Derek/Robin May I ask, I have literally just bought and received my ASI533MC Pro. And I think I am asking a similar question(plus not that experienced). Have you had chance to have a play with your camera yet and any initial findings ? 1) Unity Gain Should I be sticking around Unity Gain and going f...
by KEJ
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: ZWO ASI533 MC Pro - Optimum Exposure Time ?
Replies: 4
Views: 663

ZWO ASI533 MC Pro - Optimum Exposure Time ?

Robin hi May I ask you some more questions please regarding the ZWO ASI533MC Pro (Colour Astro Camera - Zero Amp Glow - Cooled Camera). Back to the age old question of optimum exposure time, previously I had got to grips with ISO, but now moving on to Gain. Attached Fig01 spec for ASI533 MC Pro. So,...