Astro Video integration test

The following images are a quick experiment to find out how much improvement is possible in extremely low light video imaging using the Astro Video real time image integration program and a conventional video camera. The program stacks a specified number of video frames in real time, storing the final image in a 16 or 32 bit FITS file.
Since it was cloudy and I was bored, I pointed a Sony Super HAD B/W video camera (similar in sensitivity to the "famous" PC23C) out my second floor window. Lens was a 16mm f1.8. What you are looking at is a single story ranch house across the street. There is snow on the roof and in front of the house, and you are looking through a double pane glass window and through heavy tree cover. The only illumination is light pollution scattered from the low cloud cover. I stacked 1, 10, 100, 600 and 1000 frames and was astonished at the increase in detail visible even between the 600 and 1000 frame captures. As soon as I get a clear night I will do the same test on an astronomical target such as M42. But in the mean time you can get an idea of the power of this program.
Astro Video is shareware, with a free demo copy available for download at
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