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Quote:Hey Guys,I'm curious why would you buy the OSC version of the 8300 over an OSC with the Sony ICX-413AQ like the QHY8? The 413 is a larger chip and is lower noise. The only two reasons that I've come up with are, 1. maybe you're more comfortable with the QA and support from SBIG and 2. you want the smaller pixels for use on a short focal length refractor.Have I missed anything?Mike
Quote: The size of the chip is not my opinion, it's a simple fact.
Quote:On the website for the QHY-8 camera it says read noise at8-12e @600kp/s.The website for the SBIG camera says 9.3e @ 1000kp/sI don't understand where the Q has less noise, or is it thermal noise? I am getting a camera because the pixel size is a very good match for my NP101 around 2"/p , the build quality that should come from the SBIG brand, regulated cooling and the software supplied.I also plan on eventually getting a 8300 mono camera (in time), but at that point the Atik 8300L looks interesting especially at the price point they are talking $1870.00 +-
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Quote:I am considering either the ST-8300C or Orion's Parsec 8300C. They seem virtually the same except that Orion boasts regulated dual-stage thermal cooling as well as a full frame (32 mb) memory buffer. Does the SBIG unit have similar cooling and memory buffer? Of course, I have to admit I am comparing Orion vs SBIG (and a significant price difference), but can anyone tell me if the Orion product has more features that should be worth considering? Thanks.Robert
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Quote: I don't understand the difference between single & dual stage or if it is even significant. Comments would be appreciated. Robert
Quote:I have been looking at various CCD cameras for sometime. I do have one issue with the SBIG. They and OPT advertise the new camera as "Full Frame". Now either someone is just plain lying or they are just stupid. No way is a 18mm x 14mm sensor can be called a full frame 36mm x 24mm camera.Just something that ticks me off a little.William
Quote:William,What they are referring to is full frame transfer vs interline (as in the STL-11K or ST4K or ST2K).See here:http://ezinearticles.com/?Frame-Transfer-and-Interline-CCD-Electronic-Shutter-in-CCDs&id=432404
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