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Best Solar Camera

Post by rray6 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:33 am

I am curious what others think is the best camera on the market for solar imaging. I have been using a PGR Grasshopper 3 for several years and was wondering if there are any improvements out there on the market with better resolution, frame rate, etc. Just curious....

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Re: Best Solar Camera

Post by Montana » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:36 am

I still love my Grasshopper 3 although it is becoming a bit dodgy. If I had a Grasshopper 3 that took 150fps that would be my perfect purchase :)
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Re: Best Solar Camera

Post by rray6 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:46 pm

I certainly agree with you there, Alexandra. My Grasshopper is also showing signs of age which is why I posed the question. But a faster frame rate Grasshopper does sound good.
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Lunt LS80 DSII B1800
WO 132mm f/7
Stellarvue 80mm Raptor SVR80ST2
Lunt CaK B1800 Filter
Baader Herschel - Photo
PGR Grasshopper 3.0 (ICX687 - mono)
Imaging Source DMK 41 (mono) and DBK 21 AU618 (color)
ZWO ASI174MM (monochrome) with filter wheel
SBIG STT8300M
Canon 5D Mark IV
AP 1200GTO and iOptron CEM60(he) Mounts

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Re: Best Solar Camera

Post by Ewan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:00 pm

Yes the PG IMX174 has been faultless so far with extremely high frame rates on USB3 saving to an SSD.
My old camera was a DMK""618 but maxed out at 60Fps

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Re: Best Solar Camera

Post by Merlin66 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:50 am

I use the ASI 174MM - very fast frame rates -USB3+SSD drive.
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Re: Best Solar Camera

Post by marktownley » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:17 pm

I run 2 cameras - one with 3.45um pixels and one with 5.86um pixels so that all focal ratios / sampling rates are covered.
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