Solar camera question for you guys.

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Solar camera question for you guys.

Post by aboy » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:24 pm

Hi guys.

I want to asking you about CCD cameras for solar.

I do have a DMK51 mono camera that make all my solar pictures with out a problem. But, it's just 12 fps and I'm looking for something more faster around 30 fps.

I'm current testing the Skyris 445m @ 30fps I do like the camera I mean the design it's awesome and all. But when I try to do the adjustments on firecapture always make me go crazy. I do really don't know why when I think the camera settings ( gamma, gain and exp. ) are good I find out that when I move the scope to go to another part of the sun evething got nuts... The settings are WAY OFF.

I don't know if any one here is using this camera and can give me a good advice how to prevent the problem that I have.


Also I want to know what is your thoughts about this camera:

http://www.theimagingsource.com/en_US/p ... dmk23u445/ DMK23u445.

I know many of you guys have point grey cameras but, those cameras are way off of my budget.
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Re: Solar camera question for you guys.

Post by Valery » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:31 am

aboy wrote:Hi guys.

I want to asking you about CCD cameras for solar.

I do have a DMK51 mono camera that make all my solar pictures with out a problem. But, it's just 12 fps and I'm looking for something more faster around 30 fps.

I'm current testing the Skyris 445m @ 30fps I do like the camera I mean the design it's awesome and all. But when I try to do the adjustments on firecapture always make me go crazy. I do really don't know why when I think the camera settings ( gamma, gain and exp. ) are good I find out that when I move the scope to go to another part of the sun evething got nuts... The settings are WAY OFF.

I don't know if any one here is using this camera and can give me a good advice how to prevent the problem that I have.


Also I want to know what is your thoughts about this camera:

http://www.theimagingsource.com/en_US/p ... dmk23u445/ DMK23u445.

I know many of you guys have point grey cameras but, those cameras are way off of my budget.
Sun disk is quite uneven in brightness and details contrast. In my imaging sessions I ALWAYS adjust brightness and sometime gamma depends of what and where I imaging.

So, this is normal. Don't worry.

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