All CCD cameras are not created equal.
There is more to it than simply taking the image with the camera.
It's all the work that comes after doing that you have to take into consideration to produce
the final image.
A lot of post processing image software is difficult to use, and in some cases
has an extensive learning curve.
That is why Celestron developed AstroFX software with their Nightscape
8300 model CCD imagera.
It removes a lot of the drudgery involved.
Celestron''s intuitive AstroFX software takes you step-by-step from taking images to processing the final result.
It can also provide computer assisted focusing for easier image acquisition.
Plus it has temperature control features.
The camera itself utilizes the renowned KAF-8300 CCD chip, which is heralded as one of the
best available for CCD imaging.
Unfortunately, being as good as it is, it tends to be a bit on the pricier side when added into
However, that is not the case with the Celestron, feature filled Nightscape 8300 model.
And right now you can save a whopping $147 on this top notch imaging camera.
If you've been bitten by the astrophotography bug, then this is a great deal for you.
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