So I am about 2 years into this wonderful hobby. I have been shooting with my Nikon D800 dSLR and my 600mm f/4 Nikon telephoto lens. I am ready to move to a dedicated Astronomy camera and am torn between color and mono. I really want mono as I seem to understand that there is more detail in the images (which is why I want to move up in the first place in addition to reducing the noise with chip cooling) However, I hear all the time how much extra time it takes to shoot in mono.
My question is, do you have to shoot the same number of subs with each color filter? Seems those of you that shoot mono have come up with a way (through binning?) that you do not need tons of subs for each color. Can someone who knows enlighten me on this? Usually I go out and shoot with my D800 and spend maybe 3 hours shooting light frames. I can not imagine doing that same thing for each color. There are not enough hours in the night. Where am I missing it here?
I would love any information, advice, direction you great folks out there can offer. (smiley face)