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Re: What Is CCD?

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Posted by Kip Crawford on February 25, 2000 01:53:08 UTC

CCD (Charged Coupled Device) is a computer chip that picks up light waves and transmits them to a computer image. The equipment is very expensive, some go as high as $10,000!! However there are some CCD's that cost around $600 or so and of course there is the Cookbook CCD do-it-yourself. You will need a computer and special Off-axis guiding equipment, and other stuff. I can be costly, but when working right, the rewards are great.

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