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#1 mralpaca

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 07:18 AM

Wondering if anyone else has seen this- attached my Nikon D3400 to my 127mm mak and am only getting black and white images through a 6mm lens. Could the magnification have something to do with it, or did I just get unlucky with atmospheric conditions? Seemed to be a pretty good night with clear visibility.

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#2 Jerry Lodriguss

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:07 AM

A little more information would be helpful... like

 

1. What object are you shooting?

 

2. Describe your exact setup... are you shooting afocal?  Eyepiece projection?

 

When you say the images are only black and white, what is it an image of?

 

Have you tried this setup in the daytime?

 

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 04:11 AM

What software are you using to view it?  Some programs like Nebulosity don't read the information from a Nikon correctly (called demosaic or debayering) and the image will show no colour.

 

Unfortunately, I discovered this after paying for it...   :(



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:04 PM

Sorry for the delayed response! I don't get emails when people hop on.

 

I am shooting with eyepiece projection with 9mm typically (6mm really seems to lose a lot of color, probably due to the high magnification). I have been shooting Jupiter. Black and white isn't exactly accurate, but it really seems to lose a lot of the color "pop"

 

Daytime there is color, so I am thinking there may be some setting on the camera that is not working right at night, with lower light?

 

I am pre-processing with PIPP, stacking with Autostakkert and finishing with wavelets in Registax




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