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Heel Korbinian presented few images of Saturn and DS objects that he took with QHY IMG0H equipped with ICX618 CCD and Peltier cooling. The images are of high quality and doesn't show any signs of artefacts that are present in older designs.

More and more H-alpha solar images are made with Point Grey cameras. The press release describes advantages of those cameras as well as presents some fantastic results. Cameras like DMK31/41, Lumenera 2.1, 2.2 equipped with old non-exview CCDs: ICX204, 205, 274 are loosing the ground as they have much lower sensitivity in H-a, and lower dynamic range (DMK). Point Grey cameras have a wide selection of ExView CCDs like ICX445, 285, 625, or even fresh from Sony ICX674. TIS D*K cameras lost so many users and the interest in new CCDs is so high that the company decided to work on an upgrade for all (?) of their cameras.


Astronomy and Astrophotography, 14 April 2011, Piotr Maliński

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