Imaging in light pollution

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Imaging in light pollution

Postby dazzler » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:28 pm

I used to live in a dark site and never needed a LP filter, but now I live in what I'd say was pretty heavy light pollution. I lost my Astro mojo for quite a while but now I'm getting itchy fingers and want to get back out again.
I'm thinking about getting a cooled CCD probably the 414 by atik. But when thinking about light pollution Im thinking the gains I get with a cooled chip and longer exposures would be lost due to the light pollution washing out the images and my exposure times would have to be shorter so they won't get badly affected by the LP even with a filter. So why not just stick with a DSLR because I'd be wasting my money??

Just wondering What are peoples thoughts and experiences on this
Cheers Daryl

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