Cameras - Frank Johns

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ATIK 314L+
The Atik 314L+ is a set-point cooled CCD camera with a resolution of 1392 x 1040. The peltier cools the CCD to about 20 dgrees below ambient.
ARTEMIS 285
The Artemis 285 is a cooled CCD camera with a resolution of 1392 x 1040. The peltier cools the CCD to about 20 dgrees below ambient. It was made from a kit. 
The camera is shown fitted to an Atik electrically controlled 5-filter wheel.
LUNA 0.4B 
The Luna 0.4B is a camera with the facility to be cooled. It has a resolution of 752 x 582 and is fitted with both USB and Guider ports.
I use this camera almost exclusively for guiding. 
DMK 21AU04.AS 
 A monochrome camera capable of recording up to 60 frames/second. It captures lossless and uncompressed images, making it ideal for planetary and lunar photography.
DBK 21AU04.AS 
A colour version of the above.

Canon DSLR 
The camera on the right is a Canon EOS 300D, which was modified by Astronomiser who replaced the standard IR filter with plain glass. This gives much improved response at the red end of the spectrum. However I have found it also seems to accentuate the light from the nearby streetlight glare, so I have been less than successful with this in my location.
The camera on the left is the Canon EOS 1000D. This is proving to be a great camera - lighter than the 300D and with more pixels, but most useful of all is Live View and the fact that the Bulb setting will operate via USB alone.
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