I started out taking astronomical images back in the mid 1990’s using CCD imaging. This was when CCD cameras were very expensive and not very practical for the amateur astronomers. I found a book about making your own CCD camera, The Cookbook Camera by Richard Berry. I built several of these camera CB-245 and modified the cooling system. The cookbook CCD resolution was 378×242 pixels (my current camera has 3097×2080).
By the mid 2000’s they became obsolete. I then purchased a Meade DSI pro camera and continued imaging.
Fast forward to the present, I got back into the hobby and found that the prices have come down quite a bit. I purchased a ZWO asi 178MMC camera which is cooled and the price point was which I could afford. I’ve been re-learning and purchasing new equipment.
I have finally got a number of “good” images that is a vast improvement from my old Cookbook days and Meade DSI Pro cameras. It’s been some learning curves with the equipment and software. I will be writing some useful articles about using Linux with Indi Library Drivers and my setup. I will cover the lessons that I have learned during this process.