Nikon D200 with MaxIm DL and a question about Bayer planes
Background: I am an experienced CCD imager and photometer. This is, however, my first work with DSLRs. So... some questions.
Tonight is night-1 for testing. Equipment:
Nikon D200 on tripod
MaxImDL: I intend to keep using MaxIm DL as it is the standard for my students. I know there are other fine (and free) products out there.
No external filters
My intention is to use MaxIm DL to automate the imaging in monochrome RAW mode. Takes darks and biases and go from there. Bayer plane extraction is easy enough through a provided command in MaxIm. The result leads to 4 planes: Red, Blue, Green-1 and Green-2.
In processing this data, I can get through the use of biases and darks easily enough. What to do with both green planes though? Do these get averaged? Summed? My bet is that I should take a slew of raw images, letting the star track through the image frame from image to image, then average all the greens for a better response.
With any luck, I will get my transformation coefficients and and some useful data tonight.... as well as freeze a little bit.
All comments and responses welcome.