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Selecting a proper Camera

Fatimora
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.
eigenVector
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.

Examples:
https://www.astrobin.com/search/?q=178mc&d=i&t=imaging_cameras&pixel_scale_min=0.00&pixel_scale_max=0.60
Edited 18 May, 2019 12:55
Fatimora
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 smile 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.
eigenVector
18 May, 2019 13:04
Fair enough Fatimora! Good luck on your quest and clear skies!
 
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