I find it quite hard to get a propper idea about the right camera to start with. Big pixels, small pixels, how much resolution ist required? How about color or bw, are bw cameras more sensitive in general?
My goal is to make galaxies and nebulae more visible, not astrophotogray. Equipment ist CPC 800 with a Skywatcher ST80 riding on top. So I can use both teleskopes parallel - the ST80 for wider field, gazing through the C8 at the same time or using the C8 for smaller objects.
As far as I figured out the following 3 cameras could be fitting for me:
- ATIK Infinity (which I actually borrowed from a friend for testing)
- ZWO ASI174 Mini (bw = more sensitive? double image size)
- Altair GPCAM3 385C (less expensive but how about sensitivity compared to the other two?)
All cameras would fit for the C8 with about the same 'field of view'
I could keep the Infinity in exchange of 500 EUR which is a fair price I asume. However the ASI174 would have double resolution and the question is, if it is more sensitive and thus the better choice for about the same price (new).
Can the Altair 385 compete with the other two for EAA? It would be the most economic choice with even doubel resolution to the Infinity.
Who can advise me what to do?
Edited by GazingOli, 07 April 2020 - 02:44 AM.