I am working on a new colour Mintron camera with Mintron Enterprise Co., Ltd. and have some preliminary results to show. This is the 72S85H-EX-SW-OMEGA colour 1/2" chip, deep-sky Super Wide field, low amp-glow Mintron frame-accumulating video camera..
I have tested this experimental camera with a variety of telescopes and present some results here:
M42/3 with an f/5 130mm Celestron Nextstar SLT Newtonian.
M42/3 with an f/5 Kson 80mm apochromatic refractor
In both cases the image was made by combining three images: one exposed for the outer, fainter nebulosity (256 frame accumulation), a second exposed to an intermediate level (64 frame accumulation) for the nebulosity immediately surrounding the central, trapezium area, and a third exposed for the central, bright, trapezium part of the nebula (8 frames accumulation).
M43 with an f/4.8 10" newtonian
The Flame nebula in Orion with an f/4.8 10" Newtonian
The Running Man nebula in Orion with an f/4.8 10" Newtonian
The blue reflection nebula has shown up quite well in the final image.
M1 The Crab nebula with a 10" f/4.8 Newtonian and a 0.5 focal reducer
M13 with a 10" f/4.8 Newtonian and a 0.5 focal reducer
M57 with a 10" f/4.8 Newtonian and a 0.5 focal reducer
M27 with a 10" f/4.8 Newtonian and a o.5 focal reducer
Telescope Planet Mintrons
Remember that a monochrome camera is always going to be much more sensitive than a colour camera.
To obtain satisfactory colour images you must have a fast scope, and the bigger the aperture the better.
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