Re: QUestion on CCD selewction


Mar 20, 2005

 


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#17260 Mar 20, 2005

I currently have a Meade Pictor 1616XTE camera, and am getting quite annoyed at all of the problems due to the finincky SCSI interface. and would like to repl;ce it with an SBIG camera. My first thought was the ST-8 -- but that would give me the same CCD. I would like to see some amount of u[pgrade in camewra capability. I have also been looking at the ST-10, but don't want to spend that much, the st-11000 is out of the question due to 1) cost, 2) my scope has a 1 1/4" eyepiece adapter (Classic Meade LX-200 8" F10- with F6.3 and F3.3 reducers/field flatteners).. So my next thought was the ST-2000 -- but there are two versions -- the B&W camera + the Color wheel, or the ST-2000 CM -- with the one-shot Color CCD.







Would I be better off getting the ST 2000 B&W camera Plus the color wheel, or is the Color version of theST 2000 a respectable choice -- It's no the question of the extra $850 - $900 - I woul;d rather get the better performing camera for color composition -- I'vbe already worked with a color wheel, so it is not even a consideratipon about which is easier -- it comes down to which is the better camera.



Thank you for you advice here







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#17274 Mar 21, 2005

I have an 8 inch LX200 Classic and an ST-2000XM with a CFW-8a. The

ST2000XM (B&W) will give you a little more sensitivity, flexibility in

processing, plus you can use narrowband filters like Ha, OIII, etc.



The one shot color, as it is called, is a bit deceiving, as you end up

shooting multiple images and combining them anyway. I like the

versatility provided by a B&W camera and a filter wheel.



There was just a thread on this very subject on the SBIG Yahoo Group

within the last week. I would suggest joining that group and going

through the replies. There was some great advice given that would help

you make a better decision based on your needs.



Doug



--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, DeepSky Guy gspieastro@y...> wrote:

>

> I currently have a Meade Pictor 1616XTE camera, and am getting quite

annoyed at all of the problems due to the finincky SCSI interface. and

would like to repl;ce it with an SBIG camera. My first thought was the

ST-8 -- but that would give me the same CCD. I would like to see some

amount of u[pgrade in camewra capability. I have also been looking at

the ST-10, but don't want to spend that much, the st-11000 is out of

the question due to 1) cost, 2) my scope has a 1 1/4" eyepiece adapter

(Classic Meade LX-200 8" F10- with F6.3 and F3.3 reducers/field

flatteners).. So my next thought was the ST-2000 -- but there are two

versions -- the B&W camera + the Color wheel, or the ST-2000 CM --

with the one-shot Color CCD.

>

>

>

> Would I be better off getting the ST 2000 B&W camera Plus the color

wheel, or is the Color version of theST 2000 a respectable choice --

It's no the question of the extra $850 - $900 - I woul;d rather get

the better performing camera for color composition -- I'vbe already

worked with a color wheel, so it is not even a consideratipon about

which is easier -- it comes down to which is the better camera.

>

> Thank you for you advice here

>

>

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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