Hello all, I found this thread after I rescued a D50 and D70 from an e-waste bin and decided to make an astro cam. Finding this project has obviously saved me a lot of head scratching and I am more than up to building and fault finding the CAM86 circuit itself, but software wise I might find it challenging. My understanding is the D50 uses a newer and improved variant of the sensor found in the D70 and is also found in the D70s. Has anyone here used the newer sensor in CAM86? Would it be a straight swap, or require some changes to the software? My thinking is to use the D50 sensor, leaving me able to try and de-bayer the D70 sensor with nothing really to lose. Before I grabbed these I was planning on using a Pi Zero and Pi Camera, so I am sure you will understand my enthusiasm for making this work.
Thanks, and happy sky watching!