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smigol

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Using Astro Cameras on the Eclipse?
« on: April 28, 2017, 10:01:34 AM »
I'm covered with DSLRs for the eclipse, but I have these QSI cameras with their KAF 8300 chips sitting idle.

Is it worth considering putting a 200mm medium format lens on the QSI to shoot RGB/Narrowband during the eclipse?

Any thoughts about how to practice exposures?  Is the corona as bright as the full moon?


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Re: Using Astro Cameras on the Eclipse?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 03:19:57 PM »
I would be skeptical about using an astro camera for the eclipse.  Your shutter speeds will be short.  Astro cameras are not typically designed with fast shutters (hence the discussing in flat fielding of minimum exposures).

As far as brightness you can get an idea from the table in mreclipse

http://www.mreclipse.com/SEphoto/SEphoto.html