Jump to content

Canada's top-tier Telescopes & Accessories
Be as specific as possible when reporting issues and *ALWAYS* include the full version number of the application you are using and your exact *CAMERA MODEL*
NEVER POST YOUR KEY IN ANY PUBLIC FORUM, INCLUDING THE O'TELESCOPE SUPPORT FORUM ::: IF YOU DO YOUR KEY WILL BE DEACTIVATED WITHOUT NOTICE!
  • 0

Planetary mode confusion


Question

Hi, 

I am trying to use planetary mode to capture moon frames in Nikon backyard with a nikon d5600. I must have confused what planetary mode is. It is supposed to get 1:1 pixel resolution and use the full sensor. However, while my sensor has a resolution of 6000x4000 the resulting jpegs come out as ~600x400. Am i doing something wrong? 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Answers 3
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Top Posters For This Question

Popular Posts

@kostaspap92It seems that you have some confusion about the meaning of 1:1 Pixel Resolution (and also what Video Mode does on a High Resolution Sensor such as your D5600). The reference to 1:1 Pi

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

During LiveView (Frame & Focus, Planetary, Drift Align) the camera reduces the size of the image to fit on the LCD display. It is these images that BYE downloads. In order to get the full resolution of the sensor the image needs to be cropped to the size of the LCD display. This is what 5X zoom mode does. Or at least it does this with BYE. I understand that it is a bit different with BYN.

I would suggest trying to use 5X zoom and move the zoom box to get sections of the face of the moon that can be assembled into a mosaic in post processing.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

@kostaspap92It seems that you have some confusion about the meaning of 1:1 Pixel Resolution (and also what Video Mode does on a High Resolution Sensor such as your D5600).

The reference to 1:1 Pixel Resolution means that every Single Pixel in the Output Video results from a Single Pixel on the Sensor.  This is important when you need to capture the Finest Details - such as Planetary Video Imaging.

On the other hand, Modern DSLRs with Multi-Megapixel Sensors (6000x4000 for your D5600) store the contents of the entire Sensor in an FullHD Video (1920x1080 pixels).  This means that the detail captured across 3.125 Pixels (horizontal) and 3.71 Pixels (vertical) are reduced to a Single Output Pixel in the Video File.  This is OK for Family Videos, but not at all Optimum for Planetary Video.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies to offer your a better browsing experience. You can adjust your cookie settings. By closing this banner, scrolling this page, clicking a link or continuing to browse otherwise, you agree to the use of cookies, our Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use