Well everyone, or anyone… 🙂 I have received a new camera, and I am awaiting adapters to connect it to my telescope. Once they arrive, I will have to wait for these Washington skies to clear so I can practice and learn the new camera. While my old camera was nice, it was consistently creating problems. Hopefully that will be resolved with the new set up. We shall see.. I am psyched.
This camera has a few nice features, one the image size will be over 4 times as large. 8.3 megapixels. (the old camera was 2 Megapixels) so I will be able to image much larger areas of the sky and get more of the nebulas, which are my favorite. It is also has a little more sensitive CCD chip, so it should pull in more of that nebulosity. It is a bit larger, but lighter than the other camera, and contains a tracking chip, after the filters so I don’t have to use two telescopes piggybacked for tracking. This should lighten the load on the mount, which in turn will make tracking go smoother.
Wow I just realized it has been 2 years since I posted last… Sorry about that. I will try and do better.
Another thing to note, we purchased some property east of the mountains, so once it is set up I will be able to do my imaging there, which is much clearer and darker, and no light pollution like here.