Help Asi 294 mc pro

manudu74
10 May, 2018 18:14
Hi,
I start with an asi 294 mc pro, could you help me about the settings: exposure time, gain, contrast settings red and blue etc.I think using sharpcap as software with the camera.
Thank you all for your help and advice

Manu
AhBok
10 May, 2018 19:26
Hi Manu,

Congratulations  on the camera. I really like my ASI294MC. As with most things, exposure times and gain are highly dependent on your particular setup and seeing conditions. I use a 208mm F3.9 imaging Newtonian and find that 30 second exposures at 199 gain works pretty well as a general purpose setting. I like SharpCap for planetary imaging and polar alignment, but I use APT (Astrophotography Tool) for capture and highly recommend it for this camera. Also, check out APP (Astro Pixel Processor) for stacking and pre-processing and StarTools for post processing. There are many other packages, but none so inexpensive and intuitive IMO.

Best Wishes
manudu74
10 May, 2018 20:46
Randy Roy
Hi Manu,Congratulations  on the camera. I really like my ASI294MC. As with most things, exposure times and gain are highly dependent on your particular setup and seeing conditions. I use a 208mm F3.9 imaging Newtonian and find that 30 second exposures at 199 gain works pretty well as a general purpose setting. I like SharpCap for planetary imaging and polar alignment, but I use APT (Astrophotography Tool) for capture and highly recommend it for this camera. Also, check out APP (Astro Pixel Processor) for stacking and pre-processing and StarTools for post processing. There are many other packages, but none so inexpensive and intuitive IMO.

Best Wishes

Hi Randy Roy,

Thanks to you for answering me.Personally I use a newton skywatcher 200/1000.
I will try to use APT to see
 
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