For the last few nights I have been working with the SSIc at f3.3 on my C8. Conditions were not great and had to work around clouds every night. The SSIc was not picking up much color as it can when under cloudless conditions. I wasn’t initially using any filtration but on the second night I added in an IR cut filter and the weirdest thing happened; warm pixels cropped up every where so I eventually took the filter off and the warm pixels disappeared. See Jim Thompson's comments on this in CN forum topic: ‘Filters & Video Astronomy presentation’
The SSIm & SSIc are very low noise cameras and provide very nice captures with the ability to go as long as 2.5 min. My SSIc model goes to 1.5 minutes, but I was using settings of 10sec to 60sec and gain was set between 12db to 15db. Blinking and Blue Snowball was at 10-12sec, clusters at 25sec., M57 & bowtie at 35sec., M27 was at 45sec. and the Bubble was at 60sec.
I’ve provided a link to my SSI Album where I have all of my SSI DSO captures from the last few days and 3 from back in Sept. 2013.
If you have an SSI it isn’t just for the Solar System, get out there and have fun. I can’t wait till the conditions get better to try another night or two with the SSI.