Bob - spot on - this message keeps popping up too
the 2600 STILL needs darks - dither does not take care of all issues like FPN etc and as Bob rightly says - it leads newcomers into difficulty
I know .. I am constantly having to deal with people who have processing problems who have been told you don't need to bother
Its does a terrible disservice to newcomers who then run into issues when they don't get the results they expect and causes a real problem for the support teams to then have to pick up the problem as the newcomer then blames their new camera!
I scream it from the mountain tops. If you Dither, Take Flats, Flat darks (or bias) you don't need Darks. Dithering gets rid of FPN too.
I don't think we need to baby the community. In a topic about clean sensors, it is perfectly valid to talk about how clean they are.
Not once have i ever said "don't take darks". You can certainly do whatever it is you want to do. BUT, if you dither, take flats, flatdarks or bias frames, you will not have noise nor FPN.
In fact, i say it so much it probably annoys people. So I apologize for saying it again.
"Dither or Die" as the FPN threads say
Flatfield correction with dark flats also helps correct fixed pattern noise (fpn) https://en.wikipedia...ield_correction
Edited by sn2006gy, 29 September 2020 - 11:39 PM.