Wanted to share my experience of using ZWO’s ASI224 camera for EAA.
ASI224 is an interesting camera from an EAA perspective. Specs include: OSC, 1/3” CMOS uncooled sensor, 1-2e read noise, 75%-80% peak QE, high & uniform RGB IR WL response and 9k well depth.
Note the discussion here is a continuation of this thread (http://www.cloudynig...o-alt-az-mount/) in the CCD & Imaging forum. As I am now leaning more towards EAA with this camera I decided to share my live viewing experiences in the EAA forum. I will still continue posting any results/experience with imaging using a post processing workflow in the CCD forum.
Below are some results from last night and details on settings and how the camera performed.
My setup for the night included: NexStar 8SE (on an Alt Az mount) @ ~f/3.7, ASI224, FireCap for image capture (FITs), AstroToaster for live stacking and a heavily light polluted backyard.
I typically take 4 sec subs and find that usually 25-50 subs are sufficient to bring out detail in brighter DSOs (i.e. total integration time of ~2 minutes or less) but I let it run to 200 subs in the background as I am viewing the object and playing round with the settings.
Edited by Astrojedi, 11 August 2015 - 03:03 PM.