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Old 08-08-2012, 08:00 PM
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How good is a one shot colour CCD camera?

Hi everyone,
I am considering purchasing a SBIG STF-8300C colour CCD camera. I already have a SBIG ST2000XM with filters, filter wheels etc. However, I am now considering upgrading while at the same time cutting down on additional expenses and doing everything (eg new size filters etc) all over again.
I am also on the understanding that the above STF-8300C will self guide once it's set up correctly.
I am intending to use this new camera with a C11 set at f6.3 and also with various Nikon lenses from 24mm-300mm.
On the understanding that the brand name SBIG is not synonymous with Mickey Mouse could anyone give me their informed opinion on how good modern day one shot colour really is?
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:11 PM
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After having used both a mono will give you better resolution than the equivalent OSC. The OSC is much more convenient to capture color. Narrowband is best done with the mono. The OSC might be a problem with lenses as you could get color fringing and usually the blues don't come in focus the same as the reds or greens. No such problem with a mono as you can focus each channel independently. Same goes for a refractor. APO will work better with the OSC than an ED for example for the above reasons. When I do color I always use my OSC. When I do NB I always use my mono. They complement each other IMHO.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:18 PM
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Yes, I wasn't going to get rid of the ST2000XM for those NB issues.
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