How to Choose
an Astronomical Imaging Camera

How to Choose an Astronomical Imaging Camera

You’ve decided to buy an astronomical imaging camera. What should you consider before making that investment—and what are the most important factors to look at?

Given the purchase price, you probably already know your decision requires much more than choosing between CCD and CMOS. Rather, it necessitates careful thought about your imaging needs and goals.

This guide provides a list of considerations to help you make the best decision possible, including:

  • Resolution and pixel size
  • Field of view—determining how much sky you’d like to capture
  • Sensitivity vs. noise—including the different sources of noise
  • The benefits of autoguiding
  • Ideal software capabilities
  • And more

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    You’ve decided to buy an astronomical imaging camera. What should you consider before making that investment—and what are the most important factors to look at?

    Given the purchase price, you probably already know your decision requires much more than choosing between CCD and CMOS. Rather, it necessitates careful thought about your imaging needs and goals.

    This guide provides a list of considerations to help you make the best decision possible, including:

    • Resolution and pixel size
    • Field of view—determining how much sky you’d like to capture
    • Sensitivity vs. noise—including the different sources of noise
    • The benefits of autoguiding
    • Ideal software capabilities
    • And more

      Download the Guide