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Light-Sensitive Astronomy Cameras
The Nightscape 8300 CCD Camera Lets You Photograph the Universe


By: Wes Walcott (Talented) Sep 28, 12
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Utilizing the world-renowned KAF-8300 CCD made famous for its low noise, great sensitivity and high resolution, the Nightscape 8300 CCD camera is an affordable astronomy imaging tool.

Featuring a large 22.5mm diagonal CCD chip that offers 8.3 megapixels of resolution, the Nightscape 8300 CCD camera can capture a large swatch of the sky in finer detail than similarly priced CCD cameras. It also boasts a regulated thermoelectric cooling and adjustable fan that has the effect of dramatically reducing thermal noise.

Due to its impressive light sensitivity, the KAF-8300 is one best image sensors for taking pictures of stars and distant galaxies, which is why it’s widely used by space photographers to capture stunning celestial images.

Although many might still consider the $1700 price tag on the Nightscape 8300 CCD camera to expensive, it’s a relatively inexpensive price to pay for the chance to hold the universe in the palm of your hand.



Source: gizmodo
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