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Astronomy tests QHYCCD’s new astrocamera

The 128C offers full-color imaging, low noise, and ease of use.
There’s a new kid in town, and his name is COLDMOS. At the 2017 Advanced Imaging Conference in San Jose, California, I couldn’t help noticing some shiny new cameras without filter wheels. I went in for a closer look.

The cameras had various CMOS color chips in them just like many DSLR cameras, but they were cooled like the chip in a CCD camera. They also allowed you to download a RAW file as a FITS file, a big advantage for advanced imagers. In some of these cameras, the amplifier noise was less than expected.

Would I be interested in trying one out? I was curious, so I said yes.

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