# 01 Sep, 2018 08:14
I have Sky-watcher 130 PDS & 60 mm APO Refractor telescopes with iOptron ZEQ45 PRO Mount.
Have ZWO 290 MC camera which I use for Planetary & lunar surface imaging.
Want to move in dedicated DSO imaging.
I live in the red-zone light-polluted city. Have been searching for dedicated DSO camera for some months & researched a lot about CCD/CMOS differences, things like pixel size, Image scale etc.
Found 5 cameras that match together in different aspects.
1] ZWO 1600 MM-PRO (Most popular camera today)
2] QHY 163 Mono (Seen some amazing images taken from this but looks like this is no longer available in Market)
3] Atik 383L+ Mono (Lots of images captured by this camera & seems to be very popular CCD choice)
4] Atik Horizon Mono (Though having the same sensor as ZWO 1600 haven't seen much images or proper reviews about this camera)
5] QHY 10 OSC CCD (My choice if I had to go for an OSC option)
Can someone help me to choose the correct camera for my sky condition or telescopes?
# 01 Sep, 2018 08:58
# 01 Sep, 2018 09:40
|You didn't make it any easy at all, almost all of those are great cameras to be honest, and who said that QHY163M is no longer available in market? I bought this camera last year and still learning with it and it is still available, i bought it cheap from a vendor with free shipping, that is why i chose it over all other cameras, if you want i can give you that vendor link to the camera, and they will give you a free adapter to mount Canon or Nikon lenses, the sales person kindly also told me if i want to engrave my name on that adapter, i said yes.|
# 01 Sep, 2018 12:38
|If you go for OSC i suggest the ASI294MC Pro. Works really great.|
# 01 Sep, 2018 19:55
|If you live in a lightpolluted area, buy only mono. Your choices are quite ok, I just would add the Atikone6, very friendly, easy to handle with the internal filterwheel.|
# 12 Oct, 2018 19:57
Fully agree. In light polluted area OSC is out of range and even doing LRGB with mono camera will be a real challenge. Go for mono and Ha-OIII-SII filters for SHO/HST astrophotography.
# 12 Oct, 2018 21:49
|I have a 80mm and 152mm I've used the ASI071 (OSC - decent results) but problems with it frosting, so exchanged it for a 1600MM. Just sold the MMC and bought a MMpro (same but newer). I love this camera. But filters mean a lot of time processing. I'd like to do some quick n dirty shots. So I just ordered a ASI094MC. WORRIED about my light pollution here. Im' ORANGE zone. I can see the big dipper and brighter. Not much else. So I'm concerned putting 4K into a OSC (it might be for sale soon). = ) But I'm also trying it with a L-pro LP filter. And I did have decent results with the ASI071 (moonless nights). Else I use the 1600 and NB filters.|
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