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to NABG or to ABG

Started by Merino, 10/22/2004 08:51AM
Posted 10/22/2004 08:51AM Opening Post
OK, I've given in to the temptation of acquiring a "REAL" astro CCD camera. But, is ABG or NABG better for someone doing non-scientific oriented imaging?

I know NABG is far more sensitive (i.e. short exposures) but star spiking is common. ABG eliminates the star spiking but requires longer exposures.

I will be doing most of my imaging from very light polluted backyard (<3.5 magn visible on most nights).

Any suggestions?

Are SBIG better entry/intermedeate level cameras? Or is Starlight Express a better entry/intermedeate level option?

Have experience with teh SAC7b and have gotten decent results, but my light skies and the 8-bit mode just do not permit me to "extract" as much detail from the background as I would like.

Clear sies,

Luis Eguren
Montreal RASC Canada