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CarsRfun2
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ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? new
      #5706639 - 03/01/13 06:23 AM

ASI120MC I see these are are a popular choice here and I am in the market for a good planetary camera. There are several choices on their website which one would be best and why?

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Keith


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Re: ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? new [Re: CarsRfun2]
      #5706764 - 03/01/13 08:49 AM

ASI120 is the most sensetive one. sensetive is everything for astronomy. that's why it is the best one

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Re: ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? new [Re: wenjha]
      #5706777 - 03/01/13 09:01 AM

And...the MC is the color version. It's simpler, but better images (YMMV) are obtainable with the mono version. Unless you have a good handle on focusing through the different filters, you will be much more efficient (and perhaps less stressed) using the color version.

Steve


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Re: ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? new [Re: yock1960]
      #5706947 - 03/01/13 10:27 AM

I think it depends on your conditions and the time you want to spend on you images. I owned a DMK21-618 mono for a while and it worked great. However I got tired of all the hassle and got the DMK21-618 color version a couple of months later. And you know what? In my conditions I couldn't see much of a difference. I now have the ASI120MC(olor) and it blows away anything I ever got with the DMK mono.

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Re: ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? new [Re: Chris_H]
      #5707046 - 03/01/13 11:48 AM

One good thing about getting the color is that it will be good for a long time, and if you do decide to go RGB, the color version can always be sold. Of course, these camera makers always seem to have something better up their sleeves and that it half the fun...

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Re: ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? new [Re: Sunspot]
      #5707076 - 03/01/13 12:21 PM

What about the QHY5-II? I got the impression, it has a similar CMOS sensor and configuration...

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Re: ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5707082 - 03/01/13 12:25 PM

Quote:

What about the QHY5-II? I got the impression, it has a similar CMOS sensor and configuration...




Do you like using QGVideo? FireCapture support isn't there yet (but in progress more or less).


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Re: ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? new [Re: PiotrM]
      #5707270 - 03/01/13 02:23 PM

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Do you like using QGVideo?




Cool. I asked because I don't know these things and don't want to buy hype. It sounds like there are drivers and controls lacking for AP applications. Thanks.


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Re: ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5708512 - 03/02/13 10:40 AM

I have been waiting for the ASI120 to come back in stock it was saying back in stock in late february but now it says march. Did I miss some or has the stock been delayed?

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Re: ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? new [Re: corpusse]
      #5709093 - 03/02/13 04:28 PM

This is very interesting. What capture software is usually used for the ASI120MC? And, what eyepiece equivalent is the camera? The NexImage 5 I've been using is about like a 7mm.

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Re: ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? new [Re: rg55]
      #5709338 - 03/02/13 06:38 PM

I use Firecapture

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Re: ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? [Re: corpusse]
      #5709705 - 03/02/13 10:58 PM

Quote:

I have been waiting for the ASI120 to come back in stock it was saying back in stock in late february but now it says march. Did I miss some or has the stock been delayed?



yes, it has been delayed because of some reson.sorry


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Re: ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? new [Re: wenjha]
      #5733521 - 03/15/13 06:10 AM

What type of cable does it use and will it double as a guider?

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Keith


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Re: ASI120MC which camera for planetary and why? new [Re: CarsRfun2]
      #5734923 - 03/15/13 08:44 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt7fatYFMtk

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