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This article is the first installation in a series of articles about CCD imaging and setting up a CCD imaging system. During the course of the year I travel and speak on CCD imaging and people frequently ask about how to get started and how to choose the components of an imaging system. In this series of articles I will address the most common questions. This first article talks about pixel size.
Out of the blue my eleven-pound counterweight was heading right for my Celestron accessory kit. The case hardly even felt the impact, and its contents were never in danger. Now I have a small dent in the case, but I know that the incredible bunch of accessories inside is in good hands.
Can this new Pentax eyepiece compare with the best TeleVue has to offer ?
What is atmospheric seeing, and how does it limit your telescope? Learn about the mythical seeing cell, and explore the legend of the small telescope that trumps its larger neighbors when the seeing is poor. In this article we look at how the atmosphere distorts starlight and how simple models can help us understand what we see in different telescopes.
Putting together my Orion 80mm ED system was an enjoyable and educational experience. Here's how I did it with some suggestions to consider and some pitfalls to avoid
How does the GPS platform stack up against a Losmandy GM8. Are SCT's inferior to other scope types?
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