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Deep sky with Infinity Colour
« on: September 03, 2020, 03:23:24 pm »
I have just start Visual Assiste since a few weeks. My setup is:
- Orion starseeker mount,
- SW 130 PDS &
- Atik infinity colour camera

I will try to optimize the infinity soft in order to have a maximum of details. After several test, I have

- time: 5s
- meanSD

But, I am sure that some of yours have tested it with different configurations for different targets (Nebula, galaxy, ...)
So I am interested by your experience to optimize your shoots.

Have a good day & a good night sky,


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Re: Deep sky with Infinity Colour
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2020, 11:53:27 am »
Hello Kaelig,

I hope you enjoy the camera. MeanSD is a good setting for the screen stretch. Your exposure time depends upon the performance of your setup but you want to use as long of an exposure as possible.

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Re: Deep sky with Infinity Colour
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 07:17:32 am »
Thank you for your answer. I have an anothers questions about meanSD autorange mode in order to optimize my experience with the camera.

When you use "meanSD" Autorange, there is a "numSD" field just below, questions:
- what is the optimum value for nebula or galaxy view?
- is it a "average" function?

There is a "zoom speed" field (low,medium, fast), could you give me more explanations about how it runs, when & what for each setup options?

I use infinity soft for this instant. I see the soft package with "Dawn" & "Dusk" soft, I have some difficulties to understant if I could you them & when?

Your camera product is amazing, but if I could make a constructive remark, there a big lack of documentations for the different configuration uses: galaxy, nebula,...

I am also looking for filter, it seems, that the Infinity does not integer UV/IR cut filter, is-it right? If I want to add a filter with infinity, what is the best choice vs the camera sensibility?

Thank you for your future answers,
best regards,
« Last Edit: September 10, 2020, 10:37:53 pm by kaelig »