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guider/camera recommendation please

11 months 1 day ago
Gonzothegreat
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guider/camera recommendation please #32812
OK, by now you know that I despise the QHY5 CCD. So I'm after something different.
Based on your experience, please recommend me a guider camera and guider scope.
The camera has too work 100% perfectly each time under Indi, and it must not cost thousands of $$$ (if you know what I mean)

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Odroid C1 running indiserver (kept up-to-date with apt-get update/upgrade)
HEQ5 pro / QHY5 / Atik 314L+

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11 months 1 day ago
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guider/camera recommendation please #32814
I have been uisng an ASI120MC-S (USB3 version, very important as the USB2 version does NOT work) for over a year now and it has NEVER failed me. I use simple 50 mm (on one mount) and 60 mm (on my other mount) finder scope. The 60 mm finder is manufactured by ZWO as well.

www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_inf...Helical-Focuser.html

This combination works so well for me that I bought it as well for our local astronomy club.


Clear skies, Wouter

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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guider/camera recommendation please #32815

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R

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guider/camera recommendation please #32819
I'm using a lodestar x2. Its fantastic. Low noise, very sensitive, works perfect with INDI+ekos. It was a little expensive but it has been worth it for the reliability.

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11 months 1 day ago
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guider/camera recommendation please #32823

dokeeffe wrote: I'm using a lodestar x2. Its fantastic. Low noise, very sensitive, works perfect with INDI+ekos. It was a little expensive but it has been worth it for the reliability.


Just looked up the cost of this camera... ouch...

Kstars Mac osx
Odroid C1 running indiserver (kept up-to-date with apt-get update/upgrade)
HEQ5 pro / QHY5 / Atik 314L+

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11 months 1 day ago
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guider/camera recommendation please #32828
Hi
I have an old usb2 asi120mm and it's clone the Datyson t7m:
www.aliexpress.com/item/T7C-T7M-Astro-Ca...71-ad7b-e67f0dbff65d

The latter I'd recommend because of it's shape; it fits into helical eyepiece holders with or without oags. Both work reliably with indi and phd2
HTH

ubuntu 18.04
700d, eq6, t7m
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11 months 1 day ago
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guider/camera recommendation please #32829
I also believe I need to move away from the rings, the guider must be properly secure and mounted inline of the telescope.
ie: no messing about, no need to adjust it etc...

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Odroid C1 running indiserver (kept up-to-date with apt-get update/upgrade)
HEQ5 pro / QHY5 / Atik 314L+

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11 months 1 day ago 11 months 1 day ago by papaf76.
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guider/camera recommendation please #32830
I'm curious as to why chosing a color camera for guiding. Won't you give up some sensitivity? What about this one, instead, which is even on sale: www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_inf...tive-Autoguider.html

EDIT: never mind, it's an older USB2.0 model, so probably that's why...

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11 months 1 day ago 11 months 1 day ago by wvreeven.
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guider/camera recommendation please #32831
You won’t lose resolution since the images are treated as grayscale so each pixel counts. No debayering is applied when guiding. The colour version is cheaper than the B/W version. And the ASI120MM mini is a USB2 camera and I don’t know if that works properly on Linux since I know from my own experience that the ASI120MC doesn’t work. The question was to do a recommendation based on experience, which I what I did :)

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11 months 1 day ago
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guider/camera recommendation please #32832
The old zwo's need this firmware:
drive.google.com/open?id=1eXBCN06Uz6pGdf-TDd_8ETVW5QRw9zSO
The new usb2 zwos just work.
HTH

ubuntu 18.04
700d, eq6, t7m

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11 months 1 day ago
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guider/camera recommendation please #32836
OK thanks for that info. I tried the new firmware on the old USB2 camera and never got it to work. Yes, I did use the compatible version of the firmware ;)

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R

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guider/camera recommendation please #32837
Ah, OK. Dunno. I have the 120mm and the Datyson clone, the t7m. Both work out of the box with usb2. If you want to use a usb3 socket only then do you have to upgrade the firmware. Maybe something to do with the colour versions? HTH.

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