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#1 Ptarmigan

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 08:42 PM

I have the ASI294MC Pro. So far I am very pleased with it. It has exceeded my expectation. I set it at 570 gain and 1 second and I saw the whole Orion Nebula.

 

It is really that sensitive, especially with cooling. Of course using higher gains reduces color dynamics. I usually use 300 to 350 gain.

 

I find the cooling very useful, even at short exposures. Dark framing with cooling helps a lot. 

 

I am nothing but pleased with the camera. I need more practice and I will get better.


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Posted 22 November 2019 - 12:38 AM

Thank you for this report as I am considering this camera. Which camera are you coming from?

I have read posts about issues with the 294 and "blotchiness" that can't be calibrated out easily. It has been difficult to keep track of possible solutions (e.g. offset, flat-darks, firmware, etc.) Has it been overcome? Or maybe for EAA it has never been an issue?

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 07:24 PM

Thank you for this report as I am considering this camera. Which camera are you coming from?

I have read posts about issues with the 294 and "blotchiness" that can't be calibrated out easily. It has been difficult to keep track of possible solutions (e.g. offset, flat-darks, firmware, etc.) Has it been overcome? Or maybe for EAA it has never been an issue?

Thanks,
Bryan

Your welcome Astro1999. I first used Revolution Imager R2 and then Altair GPCAM3 385C.

 

I never had any blotchiness with the ASI294MC Pro. It looks like that occurred when it first came out.


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Posted 22 November 2019 - 10:12 PM

Another happy 294 PRO user here.  I started with the original Revolution just to dip my toes and quickly realized I wanted better so sold it within a month.  Picked up a Atik Infinity OSC and used it for a couple of years. I saw a lot with that camera but then decided I wanted more resolution and the ability to do some solar system.  So next I went with a 224 cooled.  It gave more detail but then I started wishing for a larger sensor and the 294 came out.  More sensitive sensor and just large enough of a sensor to do most of what I want to see.  It should keep me occupied for a long time.


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