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Old 19-08-2008, 04:09 PM
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Poo - apologies all - not sure where I was trying to enter this post - but rather puzzled how it got here!

What's wrong with my thinking here.

Option 1

You get a series of high end scopes / mounts / focuser / CCD / Dark site / etc... to image the sky in extensive detail - creating a library - then you pay to download some image from it

Vs

Option 2

You get a series of high end scopes / mounts / focuser / CCD / Dark site / etc...to image the sky in extensive detail - on demand with no library - instead you provide a near real time feed - then you pay to download some image from it.

Between option 1 vs 2 is simply some caching.

Each option could have an image processing services at a cost if you desired.

If you're grabbing an image that's already been archived and processed - what satisfaction do you derive from it?

If its the signal processing you like - do a course on some professional pre-processed shots with a skilled astro imager.

If its the signal capture you desire - then either tweak your own gear or lease others.

I guess it boils down to work out where you derive your pleasure and throw your dollars around carefully!
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