Re: Fun with a One-shot-color CCD


hehe ... I've been having fun with my old ST-4000XCM as well, shooting through the light pollution of Los Angeles while not leaving home. I never thought it was worth even trying, but my first efforts turned out well enough that I decided I would do a Messier survey from home. I've collected 47 Messiers now, grabbing 30 minutes of data from each. I'm not even bothering to take out the sky glow gradient -- leaving them in as a badge of adversity.

In the process I've become significantly more adept at setup, alignment, point mapping, and processing.

Usually the giveaway on an OSC image: there ain't much blue. I know I could pick out a few Ron. :)

(I have a few favorites posted on my blog )

Morris Jones, Monrovia, CA
Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers
Mojo's Blog

On 7/6/2020 6:59 AM, Ron Kramer wrote:
NICE -  I switched to OSC after 2 years of mono and NB filters.  Not going back yet...
Can you tell which are which?  

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 8:49 AM Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...> wrote:
Fun project Eric! Love the layout and the shots you've included. 

On Mon, 6 Jul 2020 at 00:24, eja24601 via <> wrote:

Hi all,


While I haven’t sent anything new in a while, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. Here are some of my images taken from our backyard with a one-shot-color CCD camera. Essentially, an astronomical camera set up to shoot in color like commercial cameras. I also thought I’d change the way I set up our website, changing it to more of a narrative with pictures than simply a picture show.

Details are on the image pages. Everything riding on an AP1200GTO mount.

Enjoy, and please let me know how you like this approach!







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