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#1 bokemon

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 06:58 AM

Hello folks,

I am going to try using Sharpcap with my mono cooled camera to grab a bunch of frames of the moon via video.  Can somebody who has done this before give me some recommended settings to use?  (such as gain, bit depth, etc)  Should I be trying to grab frames as fast as possible (> 20 fps) with short exposure, or it doesn't matter that much?  My understanding is that the sensor takes on the order of 1/20th second to read out the image anyway (rolling shutter), or maybe faster if I only select a limited area.  So no matter what there is going to be shimmering in all the frames captured.

I'll either end up using my 600mm FL camera lens, or 760mm newtonian.




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