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eos mod or new camera
« on: 10:53:12, 26 July, 2018 »
Hi all
 I have an Eos 450d un modded   i am looking at either getting it modded  or buy a dedicated astro cam  ie altair or atik
i have no idea on how these compair with an eos  any thoughts  would be very much appreciated

many thanks  Andy
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Re: eos mod or new camera
« Reply #1 on: 11:00:52, 26 July, 2018 »
If you can afford a cooled astro camera then it makes sense to get one.
Otherwise modding DSLR is better choice, imo.

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Re: eos mod or new camera
« Reply #2 on: 15:13:45, 26 July, 2018 »
Until recently I used a modded Canon 550D which worked admirably.  I am now in the throes of moving to CCD imaging and all that entails - a steep learning curve and an equally steep financial curve!

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Re: eos mod or new camera
« Reply #3 on: 16:15:56, 28 July, 2018 »
I agree with Einari, if you can afford a cooled CCD - especially mono it will produce much better data than a DSLR and you also have the option of narrowband.

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Re: eos mod or new camera
« Reply #4 on: 19:03:42, 29 July, 2018 »
Look on UK ABS. You can find Moded DSLRs for sale, and CCD cameras.
"Whirlpool Observatory"
Losmandy G11-Gemini L4.
Celestron C9.25.
Megrez 80 ED II Triplet.
Orion OMC 140
Altair 115ED F7
Coronado PST
Atik 428EX
Atik EFW 2
Modded Canon 1000D.
IOptron Mini Tower II
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