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    Default Astrophotography camera recommendation?



    I have been shopping for a good digital camera for astrophotography. I have
    found that in general CCD is the way to go over CMOS because CCD produces
    less noise for the longer shutter speeds needed for deep-sky photography.

    Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced, CCD Digital Camera for use
    on a 10" LX200?

    Thank you!



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    Default Astrophotography camera recommendation?

    "Orion" <Orion@Somewhere.com> wrote:


    More information would help. Do you mean an SLR-type "regular" camera
    or a dedicated astro camera? Colour of B/W? How much is "reasonably
    priced"? Planetary or deep-sky?

    You might not know all the answers exactly, but some idea would get
    you better recommendations.


    Tim
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    Google is not the only search engine.

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    Default Astrophotography camera recommendation?

    Hi Tim, thanks for responding.

    I am looking for a Digital CCD type camera, Ultimately a Digital SLR would
    be nice but I am open to other options as well. The option of using the
    camera for regular photography is attractive but if I can find a dedicated
    Astrophotography CCD 1-megapixel or better camera for a reasonable price, up
    to $500, I would consider that, But I would pay up to $1000 for a camera
    that I could use for regular photography as well. I would want to take
    deep-sky color pictures with it so the shutter would be open for some time.
    This is why I elected CCD over CMOS because CMOS I have learned is more
    susceptible to unwanted noise the longer the shutter is open.

    Thanks for your help!



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    Default Astrophotography camera recommendation?

    "Orion" <Orion@Somewhere.com> wrote:


    $1000 or so would bag you a Canon 300D, which has the same sensor as
    the Canon 10D. It's CMOS, but it a damn fine CMOS. Pete Lawrence (a
    guy from uk.sci.astronomy, where I also hang out) uses a Canon 10D.
    He's very, very good (he has an article in the latest Sky &
    Telescope). http://www.pbl33.co.uk/. The software (firmware) is a
    little different between the two Canon models, but I understand there
    are ways to get it better (hacked 10D firmware). A 10" scope gives you
    enough light to make a quality digital SLR capable of imaging . You'll
    not be catching any mag. 18 asteroids though.


    Tim
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    Default Astrophotography camera recommendation?

    That's some great information Tim, thank you! Just so happens that I know
    someone selling a 300D, guess I better take a closer look at it!
    Cheers!


    "Tim Auton" <tim.auton@uton.groupSexWithoutTheY> wrote in message
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    dedicated
    up
    time.



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    Default Astrophotography camera recommendation?

    Tim, this camera has 4300+ pictures taken on it. Is that considered a high
    number for an SLR?
    Thanks!

    "Orion" <Orion@Somewhere.com> wrote in message
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    price,
    camera



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    Default Astrophotography camera recommendation?

    In article <cgfqsn$s55$1@news.vcd.hp.com>,
    "Orion" <Orion@Somewhere.com> wrote:


    No.

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    Default Astrophotography camera recommendation?

    On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 09:16:12 -0700, "Orion" <Orion@Somewhere.com>
    wrote:


    And about 200 to 300 more would get the 10D, BUT with the 20D already
    announced I would expect to see some discounting and soon. The Nikon
    D-70 (body only) is being discounted from $200 to $300 which puts it
    in the $700 to $800 range. 3 weeks ago no one would consider
    discounting them.

    I would expect to see the 10D and Digital Rebel (300D)show up with
    the same kind of discounts soon.

    There is a whole new flock of cameras slated for this Fall so what
    capabilities and prices will be showing up is anyone's guess.

    Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
    (N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)
    www.rogerhalstead.com



 

 

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