What is the best camera for my use

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What is the best camera for my use

Post by OTangen » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:38 pm


My current solar setup is the following: Lunt 100 PT DS and a DMK51 B/W camera. My seeing is not very good (3-4 second of arc) and to beat the turbulence I would like to invest in a camera with a faster frame rate (my current rate is 12 fps). I like to image both closeups and whole disk images. But if I have to choose I will prefer a camera for closeups and then take mosaics for the whole disk.
From my market research I have found that Point Grey is a candidate, but I am open for other alternatives. At this stage, the price tag is not the biggest issue. First I would like to hear your opinions and experiences regardless of price.

Here are some examples of my current images before the sun got too low in the horizon last fall:

http://www.knuttangen.no/astro/index.ph ... in-October

Best regards
Oivind Tangen
60N, 10E

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Re: What is the best camera for my use

Post by swisswalter » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:33 am

Hi oivind

see answers in the main section
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