Back to Home

CCD Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | CCD Tips and Techniques | Post
Login

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Tri-Color Images

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Glenn Mitchell on July 29, 2002 20:01:01 UTC

You can get a filter adapter that allows you to use trays to load filters. You can also buy a set of IR blocking dichroic filters.

The imaging chip on the STV is limited, however. It's the same chip used in the SIG ST-237A.

If you want to autoguide and get reasonable CCD sensitivity and resolution, you should consider something like the ST-7.

The downside is the ST-7 requires a PC connection. The STV autoguides all on it's own -- great for film autoguiding (my use for it).

As an autoguider, the STV is the best devised for amateur astronomers. As a CCD imager, it's very primitive by today's standards. It's not worth the time and energy to cobble together a tri-color solution, IMHO.

Mitch

Glenn E. Mitchell II, Ph.D. (aka Mitch)
10" f/10 Meade LX-200 GPS (Big Blue) s/n 01088
Supercharged at ASO by Dr. Clay Sherrod, # 2314-2010
N 30 30' 49.2" / W 084 20' 13.8"

Follow Ups:

    Login to Post
    Additional Information
    Google
     
    Web www.astronomy.net
    DayNightLine
    About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
    Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2018 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
    Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
    "dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
    are trademarks of John Huggins