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frolinmod
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Re: What camera to use for Solar imaging? new [Re: ValeryD]
      #6078853 - 09/13/13 02:33 PM

Bob, have you actually personally used either one of those cameras for solar imaging?

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BYoesle
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Re: What camera to use for Solar imaging? [Re: frolinmod]
      #6079408 - 09/13/13 08:52 PM

No. Just dreaming of what it would be like not to have to do mosaics... I don't think you could go wrong with either.

Piotr M has tested both versions of the CMV4000 for solar here: http://www.rkblog.rk.edu.pl/w/p/testing-xiq-cameras-big-mono-sensors-solar-im... Looks great at 90 fps on a PST.

I figure the ICX694 is just a bigger version of the ICX445, only better. If the Grasshopper ICX694 6 MP is good enough for Alan Friedman, it'd also be good enough for me: http://www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/transitofvenus.html


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Tom and Beth
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Re: What camera to use for Solar imaging? new [Re: BYoesle]
      #6080374 - 09/14/13 01:09 PM

Checked out the specs on the Grasshopper ICX694 6 MP
Never bothered to jump through the hoops to get a price
but holy moly...


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PiotrM
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Re: What camera to use for Solar imaging? new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #6080776 - 09/14/13 05:10 PM

1400-1600 EUR for a CMV4000 camera

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axle01
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Re: What camera to use for Solar imaging? new [Re: PiotrM]
      #6081117 - 09/14/13 09:23 PM

Any thoughts on this camera, not sure what FPS it can do but it comes with """"Introductory offer includes the QHY color filter wheel with this camera for the same low price!"""" $2699

https://www.astrofactors.com/mono/qhy22.html





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BYoesle
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Re: What camera to use for Solar imaging? new [Re: axle01]
      #6081248 - 09/14/13 10:56 PM

Doesn't appear to be a planetary/lunar/solar video camera, but rather a nighttime single exposure imager.

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Re: What camera to use for Solar imaging? new [Re: BYoesle]
      #6081263 - 09/14/13 11:06 PM

Thanks Bob, if it's a single shot than it's no good.

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Re: What camera to use for Solar imaging? new [Re: axle01]
      #6081578 - 09/15/13 06:28 AM

For solar imaging DS cameras (low gain 16-bit cameras) can handle it as the "object" is very bright. You need like 10 good frames and that's it.

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