Canon 60Da - what is wrong with this camera?

Started Dec 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
Hotphotons Contributing Member • Posts: 533
Re: Canon 60Da - what is wrong with this camera?

This is definitely a very nice, detailed picture from the 60DA.

If you are interested in serious astronomy such as resolving individual stars in Andromeda would you not do better with a dedicated monochrome CCD AP camera and a filter wheel?

As I understand it the Bayer array required to reproduce color in a single exposure with a dslr reduces the pixels available for the image, resulting in less detail and sharpness. In a monochrome CCD every pixel is an imaging pixel.

I am basing this on reading opinions of others and I am definitely not an expert in this area. What I have read is DSLRs are good for starting out and casual AP but serious images come from monochrome CCDs.

I am interested in hearing other opinions.

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