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ZWO ASI1600MM-cool – Gain


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The next test I wanted to do with the ZWO ASI1600MM-cool, was to test its gain settings and compare it with my back-lit CMOS ASI178MM-cool. Also, I thought I would post images taken in daylight (albeit using an Astronomik CLS-CCD filter) to show the amount of grain or noise at each gain setting up to Gain 500. Continue reading ZWO ASI1600MM-cool – Gain

ZWO ASI178MM-cooled – gain settings


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I have been looking through the internet for information on what gain settings people use for astrophotography with their CCD/CMOS imagers. It does look like there are certain settings which can be useful for the older sensors, but how about for the Sony sensor of the ASI178MM-cooled? I decided to find out about the difference between a few of the gain settings on this camera, as this is worth knowing for people who are genuinely interested in using it for guided deep sky imaging. Continue reading ZWO ASI178MM-cooled – gain settings