I've been using DSLR cameras for years and currently using a Canon 60Da. I've been thinking of upgrading over to a dedicated cooled camera now (never used the 60Da for anything other than astronomy). I'm also thinking of going from a Starshoot autoguider to possibly a ASI120MM camera for the guider.
I do DSO imaging and also planetary imaging when things are stable. I'd like to go with a monochrome guide camera for extra guiding accuracy, but then this camera is also great for planetary imaging - therefore, color would be nice, but don't want to hinder the guiding. So I'm back and forth between color/mono for the guider.
On the ZWO site, they do give the ASI294MC-Pro good ratings for planetary imaging, and if that's the case, I'd use the for all imaging. Then on the other side, if I had the color version of the ASI120MM, I'd use that for planets. I'm trying to figure out if I get the ASI294MC and the mono or color guide/planetary camera?
Looking for opinions on color/mono for a guider and if anyone has used the other one for planetary work with good results?
My setup is a LX200 Classic 12" with a Orion 80ED piggybacked for wide imaging or for guiding the LX200. I know the LX200 on a fork isn't the greatest for autoguiding, but I have my good and bad nights with this and looking for some improvement with a smaller pixel camera. I'll upgrade mount/scope one of these days!
Edited by Tom Gwilym, 21 January 2019 - 02:06 PM.