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new camera advice

Post by TheSkyBurner » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:30 am

I am saving up a for a new camera for my final chapter in astronomy, and I would like to know your thoughts on my two choices.

I have decided between these two. Which would you rather have and why. Both are USB3.0

https://www.ptgrey.com/grasshopper3-14- ... y-icx825-2 <----14bit CCd

https://www.ptgrey.com/grasshopper3-23- ... 174-camera <----12 bit CMOS + high speed

The telescope will be 150mm F/15. (2250mm @ prime focus)

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Re: new camera advice

Post by MalVeauX » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:03 am

Depends on the scale you're going to image at. If native F15, get the smaller pixel camera. If you plan on imaging at F30, get the larger pixel camera.

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Post by marktownley » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:59 pm

The latter would be best I think - higher fps for those bigger apertures...
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Re: new camera advice

Post by bart1805 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:31 pm

I agree. The IMX174 has proven itself for solar imaging.

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Re: new camera advice

Post by Valery » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:29 am

ZWO ASI290MM is an excellent choice for F/10-15 telescopes.

It also will work just fine with a focal reducer in the case of slower than F/15 scopes.

It is very fast and very low noise camera.
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Re: new camera advice

Post by marktownley » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:46 pm

Valery wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:29 am
ZWO ASI290MM is an excellent choice for F/10-15 telescopes.

It also will work just fine with a focal reducer in the case of slower than F/15 scopes.

It is very fast and very low noise camera.
I agree Valery, another viable alternative and nice camera.
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