I have been imaging with a DSLR for 4 years now and I am considering moving to a Mono CCD. While I decide on the camera to buy I bought an Orion G3 Mono CCD to start getting acquainted with monochrome imaging.
My DSLR has 6.4 micron pixels (1.32"/pixel) and the G3 has 8.6 micron pixels (1.77"/pixel).
This is a test of M51 using the G3 and I am finding I can go with longer subs than using the DSLR.
Is this related to the well depth of the G3, which is (50000)?
Resolution should be a bit better, compared to the DSLR, when I integrate color data to the image, even though pixels are bigger. Correct?
Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.
8 x 180s
Orion 10 F/3.9
Guiding Orion SSAG + Miniguider 50mm
Stacked in DSS and some processing in PS