A Bias Frame

A Bias Frame: This is an example of a bias frame. A bias frame is essentially a zero time length exposure. It can be used to adjust dark frames when an exact time match with a light frame is unavailable. This is a "sigma" combine of 15 individual bias frames. A "sigma" combine is an average of all non-outlier pixels. If a single pixel in one of the images is very far from the average of the other images, typically because of a cosmic ray strike, that pixel is not included in the average.

Date: October 2009
Equipment:
Camera: SBIG ST-10XE

Exposure: 15x0s
Processing Notes: Capture with CCDSoft. Combined with Sigma Beta.
Scale: N/A

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