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Atik Horizon / Re: Horizon II presets and their GAIN equivalents
« Last post by Noah4x4 on November 23, 2021, 06:52:50 am »
The original Horizon OSC and ZWO ASI1600 have identical sensors. My understanding is that Atik Horizon and ZWO simply use a different (x10) graduation for gain, as one is in whole units and another is tenths. Hence, 10 in Atik Speak = 100 ZWO and 30 = 300 etc. I found this very useful when I migrated from Atik Infinity software to Sharpcap because although Infinity was brilliantly simple for beginners given its presets, it lacked many features (but I believe Dusk has since remedied). I followed the gain (divided by ten) and exposure settings that were being used by ASI1600 users when posting images in more active forums.

However, I still struggled with finding correct exposure and gain without such comparisons until I discovered the Brain and Smart Histogram functionality in Sharpcap. I hence did a Sharpcap Sensor Analysis on my Horizon and have never looked back. It guides you to the best settings. I don't use Dust or Artemis so can't comment about those, but tools do exist in Sharpcap that can assist.

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Atik Horizon / Re: Horizon II presets and their GAIN equivalents
« Last post by scottietubbs on November 23, 2021, 06:30:26 am »
I would like to find out too – following.
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Titan and GP Cameras / I want to buy a new telescope
« Last post by stevencostello on November 22, 2021, 04:31:27 am »
After many times using a scientific camera and looking at the stars, I have seen things that I have never known before about astronomy, stars, the universe. But recently, it seems like a long time makes the lens no longer clear. I want to buy another telescope.
Can you advise me which one I should buy?
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Atik Horizon / Noise and poor sensitivity in Atik Horizon II
« Last post by bribon on November 10, 2021, 10:06:54 am »
Hello good morning from Spain.
I have a mono ATIK Horizon II and I am starting to test it these days.
I see a lot of noise in the camera and it seems as if it lacks luminosity / power to be the camera that it is ...
On the other hand, when connecting the camera in high speed mode, it only takes exposures of up to 5 seconds and the exposure restarts ... I have updated drivers and the same thing happens to me.
With the infinity software, with previous drivers the application would close. Now at least it works.
I am attaching some shots with a covered telescope of several seconds with Sharpcap and Infinity.

Thanks!

Sharpcap 1s:


Sharpcap 10s:


Sharpcap 60s:


Infinity 10s:
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Deep Sky Images / The Soul in HOO
« Last post by CraigG on November 08, 2021, 01:37:47 pm »
Getting some bonus weather here in Michigan so I'm trying to make the best of it. This is a narrowband composite consisting of 90 minutes of Ha and 60 minutes of OIII. I found that I can convert 1x1 binning to 2x2 in Nebulosity and
then do final processing in StarTools. The conversion really helped bring out the weak OIII component. Atik Horizon "Classic" mono on a Ioptron CEM40ec unguided with manual dithering..when I remember to do it!

Craig
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Atik One / Re: Atik 414 EX mono does not focus
« Last post by PESCOPE on November 05, 2021, 06:09:47 pm »
Thanks Crooro will try that
Louw
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Atik Horizon / Re: Horizon monochrome and C-14 Hyperstar
« Last post by Altouch on November 04, 2021, 07:52:50 pm »
Can I make the flat frame actually show up in the forum?  Let’s try one more time.
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Atik Horizon / Re: Horizon monochrome and C-14 Hyperstar
« Last post by Altouch on October 31, 2021, 10:53:44 pm »
Image didn’t appear to make it. Did find the fix for saturation at 4095. Apparently for the Horizon one must check the pad box to pad it out to 16 bit.
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Atik Horizon / Re: Horizon monochrome and C-14 Hyperstar
« Last post by Altouch on October 31, 2021, 10:33:48 pm »
I was able to take flats that look about right. I have attached one. Dusk worked well.  If I run too long an exposure the top end saturates - but well before 65535. It had a limit at about 4095. This makes sense if the Horizon digitization is 12 bit and not scaled up to 65535. 

Thanks for the advice to use Dusk and not use Infinity for calibration frames.
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Atik Horizon / Re: Horizon monochrome and C-14 Hyperstar
« Last post by Altouch on October 29, 2021, 01:44:14 pm »
Excellent!  I will stop using infinity and switch to Dusk or Artemis capture for calibration images (and maybe play with lights as well). Great news. I had though about readout method but was thinking it was associated with he exposure being so short. Change software and check the correct box.  Flats tonight!  Thank you.
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