A couple of weeks ago I very nearly bought a modded Canon from Juan's website however I held back as wasn't sure it was the correct choice. It's easy! It isn't, it's slower. The voltage is sampled at the pixel, digitized on the imager, and cleared for the next frame. If you can push to your upper budget, the asi294 produces colour images indistinguishable -to my eyes at least- from monochrome, and with a far less hassle:) It would be my answer to your question and at just €880, is almost certainly wife-persuadable! Yes, that's one of the right reasons for choosing OSC. CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide- Semiconductor) and CCD (Charge Coupled Device) are both types of sensors used in digital imaging. Your budget would buy an older CCD camera and, perhaps, a second hand manual filter wheel (perfectly good) and filters. Here is a side-by-side look at some of the sensors using CCD technology. A DSLR can be used as is with camera lenses, CCD mono ( not much point buying CCD/ CMOS colour) needs all sorts of other expensive bits and bobs to capture images. Dentalcompare helps dental professionals stay up-to-date with the dental industry, To get the most out of your budget, consider the 2nd hand market. Just my €0.02. Now I know lots of people rubbish osc cameras but with the weather we get here, or lack of clear skies, it has provided me with some very pleasing results. Looking at your signature I'd not spend the money right now, no really. Again I'd try to pick them up 2nd hand if possible. To summarise, get a cheap secondhand DSLR and get started. I'd take heed of what stub said and see where you'll be in a year or two, then make a decision. I've decided that I want to stick with DSLR/OSC for deep space targets because that suits how I want to do my imaging, but I'm not up for an APOD anytime soon... to get better results darker skies will make more difference than a better camera and that probably means a synscan equipped mount to simplify my setup. Alternatives, such as CMOS-based cameras, are not worth redesign efforts due to significant time and cost investments of implementing a new product in preexisting RIU’s. Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Construction. As you can see in my sig, I already own a DSLR which I am going to keep as is for daytime photography, meaning I find myself in the market for another camera for astro use. Use this to learn the craft and keep your change for accessories/software you need or future upgrades. However, CCD sensors consume around 100 times more power than equivalent CMOS sensors. If you have clear skies (lots of them) and an observatory then probably a monochrome camera would be a good choice, but one with a sensor as big as a dslr is gonna put you way over budget. This is probably the best answer (in my opinion) in this thread. There is a lot to learn in post processing, much of which you will achieve using data collected with a … Are you imaging from a reasonably dark site or in significant light pollution? Hi Pete, thanks for the post. Do save up for what you need, but use the DSLR to get the hang of imaging and help decide what targets you want to focus on. I do like the stars/moon and have recently discovered the planets however I have to admit, I love the colours, so predominantly that will be my thing. CCD vs CMOS Image Sensors: Cost Considerations. astro-modified 1300d is gonna get you results right out of the box; 600 sterling, a miserably small monochrome setup. Over the last 20 months i have progressed to a mono ccd and filters and a second shorter focal length scope for bigger targets (nebula) but I still use the osc when imaging galaxies. Lots of interesting replies. I started with a 10D which is an ancient 10-bit DSLR so you can use ANYTHING with bulb mode. Here is a side-by-side look at some of the sensors using CCD … My first beginners mistake! Nebula, galaxies, planets, the moon the sun???? Not all cameras are suited to all these applications. If in LP you will get incomparably better results from a mono camera and narrowband filters. I don't believe an OSC could get this far in two hours. i-Micronews Media is also offering communication and media services to the semiconductor community. I'm personally taking baby steps, but it appears you already have a setup that would support CCD or CMOS. It came up cheap on this forum so I bought it. These intraoral sensors often feature either CMOS or CCD sensor technology. My favourite example is this one. Both use slightly different methods of operation and setup, therefore have pros and cons for certain uses. Yes it will annoy you if you cannot complete a target but I feel the mono is best value when it come to real estate, I like to know that all of my sensor is gather the data that I want it to at 100% capacity. @Redscouse If you really want to get something now I would suggest a moddified canon. In partnership with leading companies, our aim is to enhance brand visibility, reach targeted audience and support exchanges all along the semiconductor supply chain. So, if I asked you to go buy a camera for astro use for me, what would you buy and why. Finding alternatives now, rather than when last time buys run out, allows for a more gradual transition. Digital x-rays are faster, require less radiation and provide more diagnostic images that also can be used for enhanced patient education and treatment proposals. Copyright © 2019 Stargazers Lounge We now see other key innovations beginning to take its place in these cost-sensitive applications, such as more advanced diagnostics known from high(er) end systems, and flat panel detectors. In the future, I can add a small APO to it since the mount can take a little more load. It would be the cheapest option and give you the experience needed when you upgrade. I got my whole kit including a Tycka Rangers 57" tripod, iOptron Skyguider Pro, Canon 750D, a Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens and a Canon EF 75-300mm lens for around $1125USD (~£800). You know how it is, cloudy nights lead to 'newbies retail therapy'. might be worth trying again. Designed to capture high-resolution digital x-rays, the Bio-Ray HR is available in both sizes 1 and 2. Choose OSC over mono by all means, but do so for the right reasons. When making your decision, look at field of view (sensor size) and your local light pollution. In general there is a small bias towards CCD in astrophotography. A (second?) You may find upgrading your mount or scope will bring greater improvements than a better camera or decide you simply don't want the added complexity of RGB imaging - for my first year or two I just spent an hour per target bagging as many galaxies clusters etc. as possible and had great fun. My advice is save yourself the frustration, greater expense and complexity of mono CCD imaging, by getting a pre-owned (modified if possible) 600D, or similar and start to learn the hobby. Personally I think 'save up for something better' is the most demotivating message you can give anyone wanting to try AP. If I was spending £600 - £1000 of your money, I would get a 2nd hand Mono Atik314L (414L) - you can pick the Atik314Ls up now for around £650. Somewhere in the back of my mind I feel a dedicated astro cam is calling me.. In contrast to CCDs, CMOS sensors are voltage-driven devices. However, most last time buys only allow for a run time of 2-4 years to continue to use CCD and maintain service needs. However, recent shifts in the manufacturing have left the future of C-arm technology for economy systems up in the air as CCD sensors face obsolescence. Ok thanks, I don’t have Star Tools, I use ImagesPlus. (almost sounds like I know what I'm talking about there doesn't it. ) Please note that I agree with Ollypenrice..... Don't do so because OSC is faster. Powered by Invision Community. CCD image sensors are a key component of camera lens assemblies that, together with an image intensifier, forms an RIU used for x-ray imaging and have been a staple in C-arms for decades. I'm just starting my own AP journey. Hi Olly, I used to do that, but that meant running autofocus on ever sub as the filter changed filters, which just burnt valuable imaging time, or not bothering with focus changes which I've also done, but then you're compromising the investment in the more expensive mono CCD+filters, so not something I'd recommend.