As a relative newbie to Astrophotography I'm currently working with a DSLR (the Canon EOS 5D MKIV). I'm looking to get into a full frame One Shot Color (OSC) astro cam. Specifically, I'm looking at the ZWO ASI2400MC Pro (I know it's pricey, but it'll be a retirement gift that I have plenty of time to grow into).
My questions are:
1. Is post processing more complex / difficult with these kinds of cameras? The reason I ask, is because the definition I found for a OSC camera says it's "a color camera in which three color-separation negatives are made with a single exposure by using semitransparent reflectors to divide the beam that has passed through the lens so as to form three geometrically identical images on three plates or films through three different color filters". This sounds very daunting to an amateur like me.
2. Will I still need to capture, Dark, Bias, and Flat frames?
3. What are the pros and cons (other than price) of a OSC camera?
4. Will I be able to get longer exposure times with a dedicated Astro Cam? (my current setup is the Sky-Watcher EQ6-RI, with a Red Cat 71, QHY PoleMaster Polar Scope, ZWO Electronic Auto-Focuser, and a ZWO ASI290MINI guider arriving this week)
Thanks for your help.
Edited by Young Padawan, 02 October 2022 - 07:07 PM.