7468Re: CCD Recommendations?
- May 1, 2002How much are you willing to spend?
Do you want color images?
Are you primarily interested in nebulae or planets?
Most importantly, what is the focal length of the optics? This is
important to match the pixel size to the optics.
Don't forget to allow for the cost of software as well. MaximDL/CCD
is excellent and recommended but not free.
Self-guiding cameras are a big win for first-time imagers with
Note that the industry is in the midst of a transition from cameras
using the PC parallel port for downloads to using the USB port.
I'd think twice about getting a parallel port camera unless budget
is a big deal and you can get a big discount on a parallel port camera.
Two recommendations. It's tempting to not bother with "flat frames":
Don't Skip Flats. And, do allow for more time spent on image
processing than acquisition.
Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 03:33:21 -0000
From: "starmark57" <starmark57@...>
Subject: CCD Recommendations?
I just purchased a 10" LX200GPS. Any insights or recommendations as
to which CCD camera to use with it? Thanks, Mark
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