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Old 17-09-2018, 12:19 PM
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Advice sought re mono

I have gone mono again with a lovely SX H674 mono (used to be Stuart's, before that Graham's and so on - it's done the IIS rounds ), but also keeping my SX M26C APS-C sized sensor OSC camera.

I am at the point of deciding whether to go against my tastes and buy a full NB suite for it, or to just go LRGB-H-a. Seems a touch redundant doing LRGB with it considering the OSC M26C (which captures a MUCH larger piece of real estate than the H674 ), so....

Is a mono shooting LRGB really THAT much better than an OSC CCD? I have read the articles, looked at the Starizona comparisons, and honestly, if doing just LRGB vs OSC, there is sweet FA difference in it.

Thinking out aloud, and with my cheap-a$$ hat on, do RGB with the OSC, then shoot H-a with the mono, then crop and combine....
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Old 17-09-2018, 12:21 PM
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I only got a mono because I wanted to do NB. I still use my OSC (2007 QHY8) to date. It's faster than using a mono and filters. I'm not a purist either.
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Old 17-09-2018, 02:38 PM
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Yes, but you image LGGG not LRGB
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Old 17-09-2018, 03:03 PM
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Yes, but you image LGGG not LRGB
That's because of the mold on the sensor.
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I've read elsewhere from people that have both, LRGB is better than OSC from light polluted areas.
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I've seen more detail by far since I've gone LRGB + Ha, more processing options as well depending on what you want to see and like. Haven't gone full NB ....yet . It supposedly gets better results in LP areas butalso needs longer exposures.
My one suggestion would be to get the 7 place Filter wheel so you had the option catered for later. I got the 5 but keep wishing I'd gotten the extra few holes as I have an OIII filter and keep thinking about an SII.
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