I've been using a combination of my mobile phone (with mount holder), as well as my Canon 40D DSLR (with EP projection, as well as top mount) for a little while. The problem with my mobile phone is the quality isn't as superior, and with my DSLR, the set up takes much longer due to the EP mount and counterweight balance.
I've decided to pull the trigger on purchasing a CCD camera, and have been looking at the SBIG ST-I for a couple years. Even though my CPC 800 has it's own built in tracking system, the auto guide sounds like a decent convenience.
I've had some questions that I was hoping for the cloudy nights community could answer for me before I make this considerable purchase.
Would the SBIG ST-I be considered a decent upgrade, or are there newer or similar products on the market worth considering at this time?
I've been torn between monochrome and colour, I like the fact that monochrome can use filters to isolate data, but the convenience of colour would also be nice. Any thoughts on this subject?
I'm looking for convenience, and high quality imaging of deep space objects, with the flexibility of capturing great shots within our own solar system.
Any input, references, sources, would be greatly appreciated. I'm a bit overwhelmed with the product selection available, and would like to be confident in my purchase decision. I was hoping to listen to some of your personal experiences within this subject.
Edited by hobbes, 16 February 2019 - 01:30 PM.