There are a small number of DIY astronomers either thinking about or actually attempting to remove the Bayer matrix from their DSLR sensors. If successful this would result in a high resolution monochrome camera with a very large chip. Cooling aside the equivalent off the shelf dedicated CCD would cost a fortune so the rewards are great if achieved. So far many attempts have resulted in many dead sensors so its risky business!
The main reason for modding a camera is to improve its sensitivity, the filter removal mod for example will improve a cameras sensitivity to H-alpha which is a very valuable gain over a standard camera, so apart from improving resolution will removing the bayer matrix from a sensor further improve sensitivity? if so what is the science behind this?
I for one just assumed that mono chips are more sensitive than colour chips because this is what I've heard here and there. It would be interesting to decide if this is true or false?
Anyone want to start the ball rolling