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Qhy128c vs Atik 11000 or 16200

26 Apr, 2018 18:29
Hello i’ve got a celestron c8 edge hd and an altair 102/710
for the Time i’m using a NikonD810A
this camera is very nice to use but pixels are very small...
i’ m considering to buy a ccd camera with bigger size pixel
Atik 11000 with 9 nm pixel or Atik 16200 with 6nm pixel size
the  qhy 128 c is a CMOS with 6nmpixel seems nice also

i will enjoy your advice about that

anyway it will be color camera and not mono camera
because i ve to move to take picture each night

17 Oct, 2019 13:18
I have been trying to decide between Atik and QHY too. I will probably go with Atik because it is European and not Chinese.
17 Oct, 2019 14:41
The big pixels are really good to have in C8, but the corrected FoV is only size of APS-C so  you must crop a lot in fullframe sensors like in Atik 11000 or in Atik 16200. Atik 4000 fits better, however it is an older type.  I personally use AtikOne6 wit C8 and it is not that bad, but far from optimal. Binnig helps.
Edited 17 Oct, 2019 20:15
18 Oct, 2019 05:15
Personally I would choose a CCD instead of a CMOS. The QHY128C uses the same sensor used in Nikon D600-610-750. Do you really want another DSLR?
CCD works at 16bits (instead of 14).
Be careful also on the full well capacity. In CMOS you have a wonderful value in tech sheet, but raising the gain the FWC drops and you get everything burnt
go for 16200!!
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