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Calculating Back Focus/Metal Back Distance

Posted by Jon Minnick and Rayna Bauer on

In this entry we discuss precisely what "Back Focus" or "Metal Back Distance" is within astrophotography. We have also created a useful calculator tool to be able to determine your back distance needs for your own system!

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Astrophotography, Pixel by Pixel: Part 7 - How to get Flat Abs...I mean Frames

Posted by Jon Minnick on

In the final installment of this blog series, we cover vignetting, dust spots, and flat frame calibration.

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Astrophotography, Pixel by Pixel: Part 6 - Dirty Buckets and Calibration Frames

Posted by Jon Minnick on

In this installment, we cover things that make it into our pixels that we don't want, and the calibration frames to mitigate their effects.

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Astrophotography, Pixel by Pixel: Part 5 - One Shot Color, Monochrome Sensors, and Filters

Posted by Jon Minnick on

Part 5 of the blog series Astrophotography Pixel by Pixel. In this episode, we take a look at some characteristics of light that gives rise to color, and also the inner workings of one-shot-color and monochromatic cameras with their associated filters.

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Astrophotography, Pixel by Pixel: Part 4 - ADUs and You

Posted by Jon Minnick on

Part 4 of the blog series Astrophotography, Pixel by Pixel. In this installment, we cover what happens when your pixels are actually measured and the ADC unit, as well as revisit the effects of Gain and ISO settings in relation to the ADC.

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