Atik 460 color set up for Maxim DL

Discussion in 'Demo User Tech Support' started by MarkKane, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. MarkKane

    MarkKane Standard User

    Jun 10, 2019
    Hi, got my new 460 camera today, on Maxim DL i dont find the color set up for Atik. (other cameras are available) the camera works ok with Maxim as controller, i see the picturs ok. any clue?
  2. Doug

    Doug Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2014
    We don't know the settings for that camera. There are a lot of cameras on the market! We can add it if someone lets us know what the settings should be.

    First of all, please review the manual:

    It's usually fairly straightforward to determine the correct settings. Here's the suggested procedure.

    First step - basic settings:
    1. Take a picture of something colorful and that you know what it is supposed to look like
    2. Open the image in MaxIm DL and run Color menu Convert Color
    3. Set Camera to Generic RGB
    4. Under Scaling % click the Reset Scaling button.
    5. For terrestrial images click Background Level - Reset. For deep space images check Background Level - Auto.
    6. Turn on Auto Full Screen Preview
    7. If the color looks very weird / completely wrong, adjust the Offset X and Offset Y until you see approximately correct color. There are four possible settings.
    8. Color looks approximately correct - click OK.
    Second Step - accurate color balance:
    1. Take a well-exposed image (lots of signal but not saturated!) of a G2V star that is high in the sky. These have a very similar spectrum to the sun and are therefore great celestial "white cards". There is a list of G2V stars in the manual here -
    2. Open Convert Color with the same steps used above - very important to use the same settings as before, in particular Offset X, Offset Y and make sure to Reset Scaling so the scaling is 100% in all colors.
    3. Click OK
    4. Run Color menu Color Balance -
    5. Under Background Level turn on Auto
    6. Under Scaling % turn on Mouse
    7. Turn on Auto Full Screen Preview
    8. Point the mouse at the G2V star and click
    9. The image should now have correct color balance. Click OK
    10. Last step - copy these settings over to Convert Color as follows
    11. Reload the RAW (unconverted) image
    12. Run Color menu Convert Color
    13. Under Scaling % click the CB button. This copies the settings over from Color Balance!
    14. Click OK
    With these settings, Color Balance will now reliably produce a good color conversion.

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