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atik 314+L color vs QHY8 color vs atik 314 mono

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#1 cpark227

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 02:38 PM

i'm very new to AP and needed help on picking out a camera. i narrowed my search to these CCDs. right now i have an SV80st.

#2 dcbrown73

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 02:43 PM

I think you should nail down whether you want a OSC or a mono first. There is a big difference between them and what's involved using them.

Mono cameras are much more sensitive when comparing apples to apples, but they also require filter wheels and filters and are more work to use than one shot colors.

Once you decide if you want mono or OSC, then I would start looking at the specific cameras.

#3 cpark227

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:11 PM

haha yea...i've been going back and forth. CCD vs dslr..the mono vs osc. so then what would be the benefits of going mono vs osc.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:59 PM

haha yea...i've been going back and forth. CCD vs dslr..the mono vs osc. so then what would be the benefits of going mono vs osc.


One of the biggest differences depends upon where you are imaging from. Is it a dark site or do you have significant light pollution. If it is the latter then you can get good results with narrowband imaging with a mono camera.

#5 cpark227

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:59 PM

well i live in the suburbs. but there are lamp posts right by my house.






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