Re: M57 The Ring Nebula at MSRO #MSRO #ExploreScientific #G11 #astrophotography

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

Hi Joe,

The QHY 163C TEC CMOS camera used was set to a QHY Gain value of 20 and an offset of 20. These settings correspond to a Gain of 0.29 e-/ADU, readout noise of 2.2 e- and a dark current of 0.006 e-/pixel/sec. Here is a screenshot showing the histogram of one of the M57 images in MaxIm Dl stretched to show the most detail in the nebula (highlighted in the RED rectangle).


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