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Old 08-02-2020, 01:40 PM
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The pixel sizes obviously have their advantages but FWIW, I intend to bag a couple of CCD cameras before they are no longer available.

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Which CCDs are you interested in? I quite like my KAF16200. Surprisingly it works better on the CDK17 than the 16803 at about .48 arc sec/pixel.

The 16803 is still the king of imaging at this stage.
Perhaps the Sony medium format 102mp sensor may challenge it if QHY can get their hands on it (its the sensor in the Fuji GFX100 but they use spatial filtering causing star eater worse than Sony).

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Old 08-02-2020, 07:28 PM
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I will stick with SBIG as I have so much other gear that is interchangeable e.g FWs, AOs, HDMI guiders etc. I would only need to buy the actual camera so I will probably get another 16803 and a 16200.
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:14 AM
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I will stick with SBIG as I have so much other gear that is interchangeable e.g FWs, AOs, HDMI guiders etc. I would only need to buy the actual camera so I will probably get another 16803 and a 16200.
Yeah the 16803 and 16200 are the 2 best choices in my opinion.

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Old 11-02-2020, 12:38 PM
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My STX16200 arrived today courtesy FedEx. I suspect OnSemi have refined their processes over the years, as this is a remarkably clean chip (60 second dark attached) compared to my KAF16803...which wasn't too shabby!

The thermal load also seems quite a bit lower than trying to cool a KAF16803.

As you can see from the status line the chip was sitting at -30C with the cooler just idling at 63% (ambient was 23c).

I'm now rather pleased to have gone for a last generation CCD over early generation sCMOS.
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Congrats.

The 16200 is quite a versatile CCD.

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A bit offtopic. I am thinking of buying a camera made by either ZWO, Rising Tech, or SVBONY. They sell through eBay, Aliexpress, Amazon, and their company websites.

I want to buy the camera without paying GST. All the mentioned selling platforms automatically charge 10% on their wares, and pass it onto the Australian govt. The smaller sellers are not covered by the Australian government agreement to charge and to pass the GST onto them. I checked the SVBONY website (it should not charge GST), but their price was no better than the GST-added price on the mentioned platforms.

Any recommendations ?
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It is my understanding that if you purchase it without paying the GST you’ll get hit by customs for GST anyway due to the price of most of these cameras.
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