Gain

Somewhere to ask questions about the best way to use SharpCap
Post Reply
Maurits
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:16 pm

Gain

Post by Maurits » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:48 am

Hallo, I use the ASI zwo 120 mm camera as all sky camera.
Is it possible to use a higher "GAIN" than 100?
I need about gain 250 or so, but the only thing I can do is the automatic setting on 100%.
Thanks! ;)
Maurits

User avatar
admin
Site Admin
Posts: 2078
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:52 pm
Location: Vale of the White Horse, UK
Contact:

Re: Gain

Post by admin » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:42 pm

Hi,

It looks like the 120MM/MC have a maximum gain of 100, which seems to correspond to a relative gain of about 60x - this is a smaller range than for the more recent ZWO cameras with Sony sensors and also the gain values for this model are not based on decibels as they are for more recent ZWO cameras.

Anyway, as far as I can see 100 is the maximum possible value for this camera (SharpCap just asks the camera what it's maximum value is and it replies with 100) - you could try asking ZWO on their forums but I expect they will give the same answer.

cheers,

Robin

Maurits
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:16 pm

Re: Gain

Post by Maurits » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:13 pm

Thanks Robin :)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest