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Camera time efficiency simulation


Camera simulation

  1. Introduction
  2. Why I like these cameras
  3. The Excel sheet with camera simulations: Low Dynamic, example 1
  4. High Dynamic, example 2
  5. Thermal Noise, example 3
  6. High Dynamic and very weak signal, example 4
  7. Readout Noise from calibration, example 5
  8. Download of Excel sheet

6: High Dynamic and very weak signal, example 4

Lets play with the numbers. Say that we want high dynamic and a very weak signal. In this case the noise from background is 2.5 stronger then the weak object signal. Can the cameras handle that in theory? Note: This is just a simple simulation, lot of important things are not included, one example, static pattern.

Camera time efficiency, example 4

This simulation show that the perfect camera needs a little more then one hour for this weak object to reach S/N = 50. The real cameras from 2 to 5 hours. Could this be done in reality? Maybe I can do a test with my Canon camera how far I can come.

Looks good, but in reality very short exposures on weak object will be difficult to align, good tracking solve that, but then no dithering.

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