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#1 iwols

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 07:13 AM

I know that mono is probably better for solar imaging but would a colour camera work nearly as well,thanks

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 07:18 AM

It would provided you sample properly to get the best resolution but it also means that your exposure time will get longer and its going to be hard to overcome the seeing. In general we want to make sure that we get the shortest exposure time to freeze the image.

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 07:34 AM

I know that mono is probably better for solar imaging but would a colour camera work nearly as well,thanks

A color camera will work fine. It will be a little lower resolution and sensitivity, but it will work fine to get some experience with imaging. Don't bother imaging in RGB though, just set it to record Mono 8bit.

 

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#4 iwols

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 07:49 AM

Thanks guy's

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 11:05 AM

so my asi178mc would work ok then?thanks




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