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DSLR OR CCD monochrome or colour
« on: April 03, 2020, 12:55:24 PM »
Just wandering peoples thoughts on their astrophotography. Personally i do DSLR only because I already have a canon 5d. But cooled CCD would be great but then again colour or monochrome. Ive don monocrhome planet imagery but i think id just be happpier with colour.

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Re: DSLR OR CCD monochrome or colour
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 09:45:23 AM »
The answer lies in the engineering required to create an RGB (colour) camera chip. Ultimately, all the little light wells on a chip are monochrome myschoolbucks. They can't themselves differentiate between red, green or blue photons. ... Colour chips instead use tiny filters over each pixel well which gives you an array of tiny pixels.
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