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DSLR v CCD

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Started by Trevor Woodrow. Last reply by Trevor Woodrow Jun 30, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi All,I created this group to discuss the pro and cons of both types of astro imaging: DSLR and CCD. I was prompted by a series of posts on one of my pics and realized that others could benefit from…Continue

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Comment by Charles Dunlop on January 26, 2011 at 8:53am
CCD's are better for sure, no doubt. But if you are shooting M31 or Orion or something, the shots don't look that much different, surely there is more dynamic range on CCD's and thus, more depth, etc... but I dunno, on bright objects it seems to me there are very impressive shots on both. But ltake some random NGC object, a planetary nebula that's faint, the DSLR will barely get it if at all, the CCD has a chance of really nailing it, again because of the much larger dynamic range.
Comment by Philip A Cruden on January 26, 2011 at 8:27am
You guys are all to funny, crack me up. Interesting reading all the comments. I am still not sure what to go with but all the info helps a great deal. BTW when Tony Hallas did is comparison in 3 issues of Astronomy Magazine he did a side by side tests, he was not promoting one or the other he was just explaining the difference and in every test the CCD images looked better and he went onto explain why
Comment by Charles Dunlop on January 25, 2011 at 9:27pm
If the object is bright, there's not too much difference I reckon, thus debate. But going after fainter objects, CCD hands down.
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on January 21, 2011 at 5:32pm
As the saying goes, it is always happy hour somewhere...apparently it is where yu guys are. Have one for me!
Comment by Marc Basti on January 21, 2011 at 4:48pm
That's classic! My wife is asking me what I'm laughing about. Marc
Comment by Marc Basti on January 21, 2011 at 4:03pm
Did I mention they're in flowered beach shirts. Marc
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on January 21, 2011 at 4:01pm
LOL!
Comment by Marc Basti on January 21, 2011 at 3:58pm
In my mind I see 2 old guys. It's about 11am wed. morn. @ a VFW type place. On the bar there is a couple of canes hooked on the rail and two 6oz straight glasses w/half flat Busch beer. A thin veil of cigar smoke hangs in the air broken only by the banter of these two men as they discuss the finer points of astrophotography.
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on January 21, 2011 at 3:42pm
He shot it with a mod'd Canon Rebel Eos in 2005.
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on January 21, 2011 at 3:28pm
Apples to apples my friend!
 

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