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)
Kstars Mac osx
Odroid C1 running indiserver (kept up-to-date with apt-get update/upgrade)
HEQ5 pro / QHY5L-II-M (OAG) / Atik 314L+ / Gerd Neumann drawer
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.
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
ASI6200 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
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.