The unexpected astrograph

When I started taking pictures of the night sky and of its objects, my instruments of choice were short refractors and camera lenses. I also had my small Meade 2045D SCT, but it was kept somewhat on the backburner, my refractors and camera lenses being both "faster" and of shorter focal length, and hence more … Continue reading The unexpected astrograph

The Cameras

So far in my whole astrophotographic career, old and new, I have had just three (with a fourth entry in 2019 and a fifth in 2020) cameras. One, the first Meade LPI (Lunar and Planetary Imager) Image sensor: CMOS Hynix Semiconductor Inc. HV7131E1 (Type 1/3") Image size: Diagonal 6.5mm, 5,18mm x 3,90mm Effective pixels: 644(H) … Continue reading The Cameras