I am trying to find a camera that I can use for three purposes. One is for EAA specifically for bright objects like the moon, Jupiter, Saturn etc. The second purpose is for star collimation using Metaguide. Both of those purposes use the telescope as the lens as you of course know.
The third purpose is for centering optics in Newts and SCT's where it is required that you not only have a lens on the camera so it comes to focus but that the lens and 1.25" barrel be perfectly centered and squared with that sensor.
There are a few DIY cut-it-apart and glue-it-together projects out there on the internet but I have never had the best luck getting the 1.25" barrel perfectly centered and square AND if I want to use it for planets I have to unglue it all and remove the lens.
So what I would love to find is a camera where perhaps the outside diameter of the camera itself is 1.25" so I could just slide the whole camera in the eyepiece socket and if I want to use it to align optics I can screw the lens back on so it comes to focus inside the tube.
I would get a camera like the 120 or 224 or even spend the money on the 174 if I knew how to add a non-fish eye lens to it but I can't figure out how to do that.
Hopefully one of you folks has a good idea for me.