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Showing Detail

Last post 12-01-2007, 1:12 AM by ShawnPreston. 7 replies.
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  •  11-27-2007, 10:54 PM

    Showing Detail

    How would I get detail of Mars to show? All i get is a white dot.


  •  11-28-2007, 9:27 AM

    Re: Showing Detail

    Jack,

    What camera are you using?  If all you are getting is white it means that your exposure is too long and needs to be shortened.  Mars should not require enything much more then 1/3rd of a second or so to capture.


    Stephen P. Hamilton
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  •  11-28-2007, 3:01 PM

    Re: Showing Detail

    Im using a Meade DSI. This was like a 1sec exposure.
  •  11-28-2007, 3:02 PM

    Re: Showing Detail

    Im using a Meade DSI. This was like a 1 sec exposure.
  •  11-28-2007, 3:03 PM

    Re: Showing Detail

    sry about the double post, that was an accident. it wouldnt let me delete it
  •  11-28-2007, 9:57 PM

    Re: Showing Detail

    how do i get an exposure less than 1 sec? it won't get any lower than 1
  •  11-28-2007, 10:17 PM

    Re: Showing Detail

    Hi, Jack

    You just use the "Live" exposure setting...it will go down to something like .0001 seconds. Once you get the image like you want it, just click "Start" straight from Live mode.

    Here's a link you may find useful:
    http://autostarsuite.net/forums/thread/5339.aspx

    Have fun!

    Chuck


    Chuck Reese
    CDIP Certified: Nebula, Galaxy, Solar System, Stars & Clusters Imager
    CDIP Mentor: Nebulae & Solar System Categories
    For information on the Certified DSI Imager Program, see:
    http://autostarsuite.net/forums/1427/ShowForum.aspx
  •  12-01-2007, 1:12 AM

    Re: Showing Detail

    Jack,

    It's worth nothing that in a single image (one picture) you won't ge tthe super detail you see in a lot of the shots you see posted here.  Likewise, when you reduce your exposure time, you might see a faint hint of detail in the image that is shown on the live screen.  You will likely have to take a number of images and stack them together to get some good detail, and even then will likely have to fiddle with them a bit to sharpen them up.

    Good luck!

    Shawn


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