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

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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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Product Review - The QHY 183C

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A review of the QHY 183C dedicated astrophotography camera.

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

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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

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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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Astrophotography, Pixel by Pixel: Part 3 - Gain/ISO and Offset

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Part 3 of a series of posts looking at Astrophotography down on a single-pixel level. Here we discuss the effects of Gain/ISO and Offset settings on your camera.

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