this is work in progress. I keep getting asked questions by users as to what camera they should buy. Of course there's no single answer.
so I am preparing a monograph to examine the various factors involved in sensors and cameras appropriate for use in astro-imaging (and other imaging as well).
the first section of the work is in a pre-release form but may be useful for discussion so I am posting it here today.
The idea is to add to this work each week and to engage a round of questions if there are any
For those that don't know me, hence my qualifications to make such a work: I am a professional semiconductor industry design engineer, with over 30 years of practice. I have been astro-imaging for over 10 years and have developed the tricolor emission line (narrowband) technique now in wide practice, I also have pioneered the use of 6x7 format lenses for widefield astrophotography and have delved deeply into residual bulk image (RBI) phenomena and have published scientific papers (peer-reviewed SPIE papers) on the topic.
Even though I have pretty strong opinions as to what makes sense and doesn't when it comes to spending thousands of dollars for a camera, I am keeping this work neutral with respect to suppliers and only am focusing on the technology and tradeoffs for one approach versus another.
here's the work in progress in case anyone is interested:
I plan to add more to the document in coming days
in the meantime I am available to answer questions that may arise.
I realize this is a very technical approach to the matter at hand, it is also a very technical hobby so it is hard to be thorough and avoid all of the technical detail.