Nikon D800 astro hack

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Nikon D800 astro hack

Postby whwang » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:06 am

Hi,

I am an astrophotographer using Nikon D800. The nonlinearity in the NEF file has been
bothering me for a long while and I cannot achieve the ideal result that the great
sensor is capable of.

I think it will be nice if we can disable the black level adjustment in long exposures,
and well as disable the HPS filter.

Cheers,
Wei-Hao
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Re: Nikon D800 astro hack

Postby Simeon » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:40 pm

Hi, the HPS should be locatatable in the D800 firmware, but we have yet to understand how the black level is configured. So that is on going investigation.
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Re: Nikon D800 astro hack

Postby astronomer » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:35 pm

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Re: Nikon D800 astro hack

Postby coderat » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:49 am

I am wodered if someone tried D800E for astro ? Any results ?

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Re: Nikon D800 astro hack

Postby D80 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:16 pm

Yes a friend of mine are living on his astrophotagraphy and I am pretty sure that he have a D800E.

http://www.astrofotografen.se/

He have some really great picture here to.

http://astronet.se/showimages.php?id=37
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Re: Nikon D800 astro hack

Postby whwang » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:49 am

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Re: Nikon D800 astro hack

Postby coderat » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:24 am

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Re: Nikon D800 astro hack

Postby whwang » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:15 am

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Re: Nikon D800 astro hack

Postby Simeon » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:35 pm

Understood, it's on the things to keep an out for, the hard part is, with no A/B testing where it's on/off then it's hard trace where the "magic happens"
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Re: Nikon D800 astro hack

Postby whwang » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:57 pm

Do you think there is anything I can help?
I am not a programmer, so there is not much I can do on the programming part.
I can offer to test something on my D800 if the risk is low.
(It's not my own D800. It belongs to our lab. So I need to be careful if I am going to do something on it.)
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