# 16 May, 2019 15:59
|I recently purchased a less than ideal camera for DSO imaging, I chose the ASI178MC which is a planetary camera. Now that I am a bit wiser I am looking for a new camera but, choosing what is right still alludes me. The following image: https://astrob.in/406161/0/ suggest that my camera will perform well in good seeing but this does imply that I will be able to image faint DSOs so, big pixels? Little Pixels? High QE (I know this to be a yes) Tips and suggestions please.|
# 18 May, 2019 12:51
People have captured some really amazing shots with this camera at similar focal length so don't rule it out for deep sky completely.|
Seeing conditions don't matter quite that much for dso when you are doing proper deconvolution and your imaging scale is a little bigger on an osc compared to mono as far as detail captured goes.
I'm looking for the mono version of this camera myself for Galaxy hunting.
# 18 May, 2019 13:03
|Hello Jonathan: Thank you for your reply and for the link. Judging from the many great photos taken with this cam it would appear that I am being a bit hasty in judgement After reviewing the many images I noticed to common denominators: Big light buckets such as 8 inch Newts or APOs so it is back to learning and experimenting for me as I search for better camera settings.|
# 18 May, 2019 13:04
|Fair enough Fatimora! Good luck on your quest and clear skies!|
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