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imaging camera

Post by BertUK » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:27 pm

I'm looking for a mono imaging camera to go with my solarmax 2 60 double stack
Which of these 2 is the best.....qhy5L 2.mono Or qhy5P 2. Mono.

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Re: imaging camera

Post by marktownley » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:46 pm

I wouldn't go anywhere near either of them. What's your budget?
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Re: imaging camera

Post by BertUK » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:01 pm

around the £250 area...I was told the qhy5s where really good

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Re: imaging camera

Post by BertUK » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:12 pm

what would you recommend mark?

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Post by marktownley » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:25 pm

Are you using a decent pc / laptop to capture to?
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Re: imaging camera

Post by BertUK » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:39 pm

ive got a surface pro 3 tablet running windows 10

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Post by marktownley » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:21 am

genuinely I think you need to spend a little more on a camera, I think the only ones you have access to at the price point are ones like the QHYs, and I think very quickly you will find their limitations out. If you can push your budget a £100 more there is the Blacfly IMX249 which I think is cheapest entry level priced camera to aim for. Speak to Rupert at Astrograph, he will know exactly what to advise http://astrograph.net/epages/www_astrog ... no_Cameras
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Re: imaging camera

Post by Montana » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:39 am

Check out this thread, it lists all the cameras we currently use for solar imaging

http://solarchat.natca.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17660

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Re: imaging camera

Post by BertUK » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:54 pm

what would this camera be like for solar
Imaging Source DMK 21AU618.AS MONO

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Re: imaging camera

Post by Montana » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:30 pm

Very good :) but it is a small chip so you may have to do a lot of mosaic work to get a full disc, but it does depend on your scope as well.

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Re: imaging camera

Post by marktownley » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:45 pm

I have a DMK31 for sale second hand if you're interested? PM me if you are :)
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Re: imaging camera

Post by BertUK » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:26 am

Mark ive sent you a pm

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Re: imaging camera

Post by fjabet » Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:03 pm

You should avoid rolling shutter sensor for solar imaging.
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