I have a ZWO ASI2600mc pro, one shot color (OSC), 3.76u pixels, CMOS.
This camera on an SCT with a .63 focal reducer gives .58/px resolution which is oversampled. Using 2x2 binning the resolution increases to 1.14/px which is fine. However I want to retain the color information, and using 2x2 binning on the CMOS chip color information is lost.
Have noted threads on CN that mention it is better to bin in post; what software does this? I have DSS, Registax, Sequator etc.
Is software binning the same as resampling?
Using the 2x2 ZWO mono bin lowers the resolution, increases images scale and increase signal to noise (but not as much as with mono camera) but there is loss of color information (which is lost with any in-camera binning on CMOS.)
Was thinking of shooting color at the oversampled rate, and then shoot using the mono 2x2 binning, and then combining the images in photoshop using layers, similar to LRGB imaging. Curious if anyone has tried this?