Which camera ?

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Which camera ?

Post by alessbonsai » Wed May 27, 2020 8:00 pm

Hello friends
In a few days I will receive the TS 102/1100 ED, I have two cameras, the asi120mm and one asi1600, but I use them (little) for deepsky.
Which camera do you recommend for this refractor?
To use it mainly for planets and sun, with barlow, for now only 2x
In the future I will modify it with the pst_mod and when I get rich I will mount a daystar
I'm very confused


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Re: Which camera ?

Post by rsfoto » Wed May 27, 2020 9:07 pm


I would say you can use both but I see an advantage with the ASI 1600MM Pro as you can cool it and in regard to FOV you have more possibilities and the camera with different ROI is also quite speedy.

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Re: Which camera ?

Post by RKBerta » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:23 am

A new planetary camera from QSI looks interesting but don't know if it would be a good choice for solar (both DayStar Quark equiped scope and 60mm Ha Coronado filters on 80mm APO refractor).

The cameras is a QHY 5-III462 single shot color which also shoots IR mono. Very high frame rate with high sensitivity and tiny pixel size.

I know that mono cameras have advantages for solar (what I have now) but this looks very interesting.

It looks like the sun finally is going to get more active so have been putting off getting a new camera to avoid buyers remorse if I get one too soon and it is quickly bypassed with a better/cheaper camera.

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