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    Is the Canon Digital Rebel XT a good buy for astrophotography?



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    bad madison wrote:

    Hi:

    Only you know what's a "good deal" for you. However, I'd say that, yes,
    it's a pretty good deal; especially if you plan on using it for
    terrestrial imaging, too. People have and are doing tremendous work
    with these cameras, but I don't think even they would deny that a
    chilled astronomical CCD cam is probably "better" for the sky if that's
    your only interest.

    Peace,
    Rod Mollise


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    In a similar vein, how about the new 400 XTi? Will the higher resolution be
    a problem for astrophotography? I'm going to buy one of these cameras in
    the near future and I'm having a hard time deciding between the XT and the
    new XTi.

    Thanks,
    Ray Porter

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    bad madison wrote:


    A very good buy. Not the best way to take astrophotographs, perhaps,
    but a very good way for a relatively small investment. There is an
    example here
    <http://www.sfaaa.com/board/viewtopic...f1057f65da573d
    74d00b1dcd17> and general information here <http://tinyurl.com/g8jjh>.

    Davoud

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    "Ray Porter" <lrporternc@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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    Are you the same Ray Porter who was in RAFAOBC 1-68, Fort Sill, OK, summer
    of 1967?








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    "Davoud" <see@below.net> wrote in message
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    I have a film Rebel G and an EOS 630. While both are excellent cameras,
    they -- as do all other SLR's -- drive me nuts with the noise they make --
    mirror slap, film advance, etc. Is the digital SLR just as noisy???

    I guess the days of the old silent Leicas are gone forever.



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    On Mon, 2 Oct 2006 23:22:44 -0400, "Joe S." <anon@mous.net> wrote:


    All DSLRs make some noise when the mirror flips up and when the shutter
    opens and closes. I find the Canon cameras to be fairly quiet, and of
    course there is no film advance, which is usually what makes the most
    noise with film bodies. When using a DSLR for astroimaging it is
    generally a good idea to lock up the mirror, or to use a mode that moves
    the mirror well in advance of opening the shutter. All Canons can do
    this, but I don't know about other cameras.

    _________________________________________________

    Chris L Peterson
    Cloudbait Observatory
    http://www.cloudbait.com

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    bad madison wrote:

    Surface Brightness of Deep-Sky Objects Measured with a Digital Camera
    http://www.clarkvision.com/astro/sur...roduction.html

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    In article <efsl6e0hjh@news3.newsguy.com>, Joe S. <anon@mous.net> wrote:

    bad madison:

    Davoud:
    74d00b1dcd17> and general information here <http://tinyurl.com/g8jjh>.

    Joe S.:

    My 20D is quieter than any film SLR I have used.


    Absolutely not! The new Leica M8 rangefinder is said to be the quietest
    rangefinder Leica has ever made. It has a /ten/ megapixel low-noise
    /CCD/ detector and it will sell for only $5295 when it hits the stores
    in November.

    Davoud

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    "Joe S." <anon@mous.net> wrote in message
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    Nope, sorry. I served my time but I was at Ft. Gordon, GA in the winter of
    1979.

    Ray Porter



 

 
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