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SV405CC-A cool camera

SV405CC-A cool camera

SV405CC-A cool camera

First Light of SV405CC camera

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A  short window of opportunity between showers and prompted the selection of quick setup equipment for the First Light field test of the SV405CC.
 

Equipment used

The SV405CC was placed at the focus of a 66mm, f/5.9, APO, ED doublet refractor mounted on an iOptron Cube Pro AZ GOTO mount.

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AstroDMx Capture for Windows was used to capture 48 x 20s exposures with matching dark frames. 
 
Screenshot of AstroDMx Capture for Windows capturing 20s FITS files of the Orion nebula.

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The images were calibrated and stacked in Deep Sky Stacker. The resulting image was post processed in the Gimp and Fitswork and cropped to show the Orion nebula and the Running man nebula.

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The Orion nebula and the Running man nebula


It is interesting to note that the SV405CC works with AstroDMx Capture for Chrome OS in Crostini, as do the SV305 family of cameras and the SV905C camera. So far, the SVBONY astronomy cameras are the only astronomy cameras that we have found to work properly with Chrome OS. (Please note that this does NOT apply to the SV105 or the SV205 cameras which are just UVC cameras with pixel vignetting; see other articles on this blog. At the moment, Chrome OS does not allow the use of UVC USB cameras in Crostini).

Image reprocess

If the weather gives us the chance to use a guided, EQ mount, etc. We will have a better chance of evaluating. This was the Firstlight in windy and wet conditions with an AZ mount. We were caught in a sudden downpour which put an end to the session. Fortunately, we were able to get all of the equipment indoors and dried off without incident.
I reprocessed and replaced the image, eliminating some of the frames, so the image is now improved. Don't forget, this is a Firstlight image taken under poor conditions. Remember the first light images of the Faulkes telescope in 2004 shown by Paul Roche at Astrofest?😉


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(After a week) We were rained off after just 2 x 3m exposures. Nevertheless we were able to get a presentable result. The Rosette nebula captured with AstroDMx Capture and an SV405CC prototype camera fitted with a 2" LeNhance filter, a 130mm, f.5 Newtonian mounted on an AVX mount. The camera was cooled to -20decrees Celcius. We have helped SVBONY to make modifications to the SDK to address some problems that we had identified. We are getting there and the camera is showing good potential. A way to go yet, but we are getting there.

The Rosette nebula by SV405CC

The original blog link: 

https://x-bit-astro-imaging.blogspot.com/


Comments

Comment user

Guest

Could you post dark frames of 10,30, 60, 90, 120s ?

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Author

thank you for your comments very much and I will give feedback to the R&D department

Comment user

Guest

What's the buffer memory size and amp glow level?

Comment user

Guest

No amp glow (like mallincam's non-TEC ds10c)? 4gb DDR buffer memory (again, like mallincam's non-TEC ds10c)?

Comment user

Guest

What sensor and resolution is this camera?

Comment author

Author

the sensor is IMX294

Comment user

Guest

What's the main difference between ZWO ASI294-pro and SV405CC-A? Better, worse, or the same?

Comment author

Author

Don't know yet

Comment user

Guest

Can you confirm what cmos sensor the camera will have and will there be non TEC cooled version available?

Comment author

Author

it is sensor294, it is cooled. We don't design an uncooled version as it will have intolerable noise.

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Oxizee

And what if you dont have no monies :( I have to do with an Half ready Tripod. And Gitzo Systematic from 10 years ago, An Skywatcher Wedge, An Skywatcher AZ GTI, And Skywather Chromatic 70/500 with ZV-Bony Finderscope (the big one), SV Bony Oculairs, SV Bony Dovetails. Who is ready to give me an SV105 or an SV205!!! So i can start finally watching/recording/photograping the moon, planets, maybe some big nebulas. Anyone please?

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Author

The naked eye observation is also a good way to enjoy Astronomy if you don't have enough money.

Comment user

Illa Chafizau

What is the approximate price?

Comment author

Author

Don't know right now, IIIa.

Comment user

Denis Astro

What price will the camera have?

Comment author

Author

Can't make sure of the final price.

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Oscar Romero

When will be ready for sale? I already have SV105, SV305; SV305 Pro! Please let me know Thank you

Comment author

Author

The estimated time is March or April! Thanks for asking

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