Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

CCDs, CMOS, and the Future of Astrophotography

Sure, the days of the CCD are numbered, but don't start planning the funeral just yet. The recent news that OnSemi will discontinue production of CCD sensors (formerly made by Kodak) next year sent shockwaves through the amateur astronomy community. Many proclaimed the end of CCDs in astrophotography. But not…


Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Astrophotography: Let's Get Linear

Richard Wright explains the importance of linearity — a measure of how a detector accumulates lights — in getting the most from your space images.