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QHY8 Manual and Settings Advice

Posted for anyone who is interested in these.  SkySlab uses QHY8 cameras, they are in my opinion one of the best value cameras you can lay your hands on. Very low electronic noise, reasonable quantum efficiency, excellent resolution and the large pixel well size makes for great photos at long and short focal lengths. Here's [...] Read More


QHY8 CCD Tilt Adjustment

This little beauty is a fantastic addition to SkySlab’s imaging train. Although it’s a pain to get it right in the first place. A while back SkySlab acquired a CCD Tilt adjuster from OPT (http://www.optcorp.com/teleskop-service-m48-tilt-adjuster.html). It looks like this:The idea is that a lot of large-format CCD chips will not necessarily be 100% square to […]

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