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Offline TareqPhoto

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Which planetary camera
« on: 20:15:09, 09 March, 2018 »
Hi again,

I am thinking about a planetary camera and i narrowed it to 2 choices or options, but i don't know which one is better.

1. 290MM
2. 174MM

I didn't mention the brand/maker, only the model.

Offline Nomis Elfactem

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Re: Which planetary camera
« Reply #1 on: 22:18:38, 09 March, 2018 »
What scope will you be using Tareq ?

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Re: Which planetary camera
« Reply #2 on: 22:33:17, 09 March, 2018 »
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What scope will you be using Tareq ?

S.

Not sure really.
Now i have SW ST80, and just recently bought SW Skymax 180mm Mak which i didn't use yet until i fix my mount first, also i gonna or planning to buy 8" F5 Newtonian very soon, and in the future if i get lucky and rich i may buy 14" or larger than 11" SCT, but for now let's say ST80 and 180mm Mak and 1000mm Newt and maybe this year an APO refractor, but i know that want to shoot the planets mainly so larger scopes, but this planetary camera i would like to use for lunar and solar too.

Offline Annie

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Re: Which planetary camera
« Reply #3 on: 14:40:31, 10 March, 2018 »
If you go to the ZWO website they do a comprehensive comparison of all their cameras to help with choosing.


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Re: Which planetary camera
« Reply #4 on: 01:15:14, 11 March, 2018 »
If you go to the ZWO website they do a comprehensive comparison of all their cameras to help with choosing.


Annie

I know that, it is not helping actually!  :no:

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Re: Which planetary camera
« Reply #5 on: 15:46:42, 11 March, 2018 »
It does rate the cameras in terms of their relative performance for deep sky imaging/ lunar/planetary/solar.

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Re: Which planetary camera
« Reply #6 on: 19:58:08, 11 March, 2018 »
The problem is there is no one perfect CCD for Lunar/Planetary/Solar/Deep Sky or we would only have a handful of cameras that would dominate.

For me, purely for planetary use, the Zwo 290 would be the pick of the two as the field of view of the larger chipped camera is less important. If you want to do Solar and Lunar too, then the 174 starts to come into its own.

For planetary you want good sensitivity, a decent (but not silly) frame rate, small pixels to take advantage of the 'lucky' seeing and don't need a big chip field of view.

Chris

ps the 174 is nearly twice the price of the 290 too.

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Re: Which planetary camera
« Reply #7 on: 21:28:16, 11 March, 2018 »
Ok, so i think i would go with 290 first and see how i am doing with it, later i can add more if necessary.

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Re: Which planetary camera
« Reply #8 on: 21:29:12, 12 March, 2018 »
I'm with Chris here...

and the 174 for Lunar / Solar with it's high-speed USB3 (BUT assuming you have a fast disk & good USB3 connectivity) grabs OODLES of frames, some of which will contain that perfect image for stacking.

Phil
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