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Dylan

Nikon D7200 Planetary 5X setting

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Hi

I am using Nikon version 2.0.11 Trial Version with Nikon D7200 (through telescope),

I have been unable to get the Planetary 5X setting working, the button highlights while it is clicked but does nothing,  firmware on camera has been updated to most recent, I have been through everything I can think of in the menu for video and live view but still can`t get the 5X setting to work. If it turns out that it cant`t due to camera model etc. is there any way to take video using the camera`s full resolution modes. I have also checked the logs also but no errors  show up.

I will be be gratefull for any help as I would like to buy the premium version soon but need to sort out the video resolution first, the video I have taken comes out at 640 x 360 and does not look very good. The rest of the program is excellent, probably the easiest imaging software I have used.

Regards

Dylan

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16 hours ago, Dylan said:

the video I have taken comes out at 640 x 360 and does not look very good

For anything other than Lunar Imaging, 640x360 should actually be sufficient to capture any of the Planets through any but the Longest Focal Length Scope.  Try your equipment on Astronomy.tools FOV Calculator

What is it about the Video that "doesn't look very good"??  Most Planetary Video doesn't look very Good or Stable or Sharp, until it is run through a Planetary Video Stacking App - AutoStakkert3 or RegiStax6.

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640x360 is probably a huge downsample of the full sensor to make it fit on the LCD screen, which is fine for small LCD, but not so good on a large computer monitor. That is why 5X is preferred. Too bad Nikon does not make it work well in the SDK.

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I have not had a chance to try the d7200 on any planets yet but took some of the moon which did not come out very well.

I am using it with a Skywatcher Quattro 250mm F4 on an AZ-EQ6 pro.

Would have been nice to have the 5X option.

 

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