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Digital and video cameras for astronomy

When the light-collecting CCD chip was invented, it was only a matter of time before it would take the place of film in cameras.
This section deals with using consumer-type digital and video cameras for astrophotography. For information on astronomy-specific CCD setups, click here to read our introduction to the subject.As a note about taking and displaying your images, allow me to use an example. I have a friend in California who, in addition to being an amateur astronomer, is also one of the finest digital photographers and digital videographers I know. We all could learn a lot from his techniques. One of the things I'v...

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