« on: March 04, 2013, 09:59:48 AM »
For those of us who do astrophotography, video has for some time been the preferred method for imaging the moon and planets. The best frames from a video stream are extracted, stacked and processed. A high resolution imager that can get to magnitude 8.5 would be a welcome addition, bringing a large number of interesting deep sky objects within reach of this technique. Not too many years ago I was freezing my a$$ off taking 20+ minute film exposures through a scope and happy to get 2 or 3 good frames out of a roll of film.....and the quality sucked compared to what is attainable in 30 seconds with a Rebel series camera. Although I can understand how underwhelmed many photographers might be, I hope this new Canon sensor is the beginning of deep sky videography.