# 10 May, 2018 18:14
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
# 10 May, 2018 19:26
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.
# 10 May, 2018 20:46
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
# 25 Mar, 2020 16:07
|Hello, I am new to all of this but I have the same camera currently on my skywatcher esprit 100 Ed super apo. I also use sharp cap pro, it has a feature smart histogram where it will test a bunch of settings quickly and give you the best options to use. I also use the live stack to check my images quickly, then take some shots without the live stacking. I have some pretty good (to me anyway) images of m42, rosette, m 109 all unguided. Unfortunately it takes time to learn this stuff and not enough clear nights to do that in. I watched a really good video on you tube, easy workflow for stacking in sharp cap by Carl Smith. Of course I also follow Trevor Jones astrobackyard who is wonderful to learn from.|
# 25 Mar, 2020 23:28
|I've been using a similar setup to mankats and use LiveStack as part of my regular workflow now. Once I'm sure that tracking is working right and stars are focused/round I use Live Stack during my session and use the "Save Individual Frame" option. This saves the raw frame preprocessed and then goes on to build a stack live. Nice thing about going this route is I get a rough idea of what kind of image I'm going to have to work with post processing…. And, if there are any weird flares/reflections I sometimes pick this up early in the live stack process. Periodically you can also reset the LiveStack just to make sure everything is working alright..|
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