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Hi , my new zwo 533 has arrived used to have dslr, I imaged the moon last night to check the camera  is working with asicap, moved on to image a few stars I managed to get a faint image of betlegues which I could barely see and couldn't make out any other stars on my laptop,  what adjustments  should  i make in order to be able to see any stars on my laptop. Thanks  in advance .

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The moon is very bright in comparison to the stars, maybe you need to crank the gain up abit although betlegeuse is pretty big and bright itself

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Thanks for the reply , I was thinking it might be the gains setting but wasn't  sure  will have a go tonight  if the sky stay clear.

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The sensor back focus won't be the same. If you have a reducer you'll probably have to insert an extension tube. Always a good idea to get close to infinity focus during the day with a new camera.

Louise

 

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Just to add (probably the obvious) - make sure you've got a healthy exposure time as well. A well lit moon will be milliseconds but seeing some stars at unity gain (out the box) will be several seconds. 

Assuming you're using a tracking mount, crank the exposure up to 30s and you'll see something no problem I reckon. Keep going to see more - I can't remember if AsiCap will let you stretch in situ or not but that would help confirm there's plenty out there!

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Thanks  I had the exposure  time set at 20 seconds  when I tried imaging beatleguese will try longer exposure when I next get clear skies 

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