Equipment

What is narrow band imaging?

Narrow band imaging refers to imaging using filters that only let through a very narrow range of the light spectrum, often 0.07nm or less. They effectively block all other light frequencies. The spectral width of these filters therefore blocks out … Continue reading

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Altair Hypercam 178C

This was the first camera I bought. If I am being honest, I didn’t do a lot of research into it, and I certainly didn’t know there was a difference in terms of planetary / lunar imaging and imaging DSOs. … Continue reading

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QHY163m cooled CMOS 16 mega pixel mono camera

This is my new camera – the QHY163m mono cooled CMOS. It wasn’t cheap, but the results are nothing short of amazing when compared to my older Altair IMX178c uncooled CMOS camera. The QHY163m has a 4/3inch 16mega pixel size … Continue reading

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