Monochrome D5100 and true dark current

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Re: Monochrome D5100 and true dark current

Postby Herra Kuulapaa » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:38 am

Here is the newest one.
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It has been taken with Nikon D5100 Monotec (cooled monochrome) with true dark current firmware.
4x15min each channel (Ha, OIII and SII). ISO1600 and sensor cooled to -5 °C. Scope is TS 65/6.5 quadruple.
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Re: Monochrome D5100 and true dark current

Postby Simeon » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:38 pm

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Re: Monochrome D5100 and true dark current

Postby astronomer » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:00 am

This image is simply awesome.

I haven't got a chance to try narrowband yet.
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Re: Monochrome D5100 and true dark current

Postby Fried Crispy » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:44 am

How is it that the sensor is cooled to -5 °C?

Could you show a picture of your camera in action?

Please, please, please??
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Re: Monochrome D5100 and true dark current

Postby astronomer » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:09 pm

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Re: Monochrome D5100 and true dark current

Postby Herra Kuulapaa » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:13 am

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Dark Current -Temperature curve

Postby astronomer » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:43 am

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0.14eps @ RT
0.005eps < 0°C

Doubling temp:
4.8 > 10°C
6.8 < 10°C

I'd say this is much better than CCDs.
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Re: Monochrome D5100 and true dark current

Postby Herra Kuulapaa » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:47 am

More samples:
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Monotec D5100, 2h Ha, 1h O-III and 1h S-II, captured with true dark current firmware and BackyardNikon
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Re: Monochrome D5100 and true dark current

Postby Herra Kuulapaa » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:17 am

Just discussed about a possibility of using mono D5100 for the Orion nebula mosaic with one forum member and promised to post my example I took this March. It works rather well I think :handgestures-thumbupleft:

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Ha,O,S narrow bands

It's not a mosaic due to the short focal length of my scope though, but you get the idea...
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Re: Monochrome D5100 and true dark current

Postby Hertog » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:23 am

A quick question regarding the dark current patch.
Would there be any gain in using the DC patch on an otherwise unmodified camera?

If I where to make a session (with varying temperature due to sensor use/ambient) with the DC patch enabled, no use of dark frames, would the stack contain more useful information or wouldn't I need to bother?

Of course there would be a ton of hot pixels, but PixInsight and dithering could take care of that.
Any info on that?

Thanks in advance,

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