I am about to buy either the CEM70 or CEM70G as I start to tip-toe into the deep waters of astrophotography.
To complicate the decision, I am attracted to the ZWO ASIair Pro for the ability to control everything from an iPad and simplify equipment in the field.
The 70G has a built in guiding camera and software called iGuider and think the ASIair Pro would be redundant. Maybe iGuider is better; however, I can't find any details on the software.
So, which would be better:
CEM70 + ASIAir Pro,
CEM70G with the bundled guiding software and integrated guide camera
CEM70G + ASIAir Pro (will the integrated guide camera work with the ASIPro?)
CEM70G is $400 more than the CEM70. You get the integrated guide camera and USB3 over USB2 on the CEM70
ASI Air Pro with guide camera is about $330, making either route (CEM70 or CEM70G) about the same money.
Based on little experience I lean toward the CEM70 and ASIair Pro due to the clean iOS interface, open/non-integrated option to change guide cameras and software down the road, etc. While USB3 would be nice, I don't see it being a huge negative to just have USB2.
Many thanks for anyone's guidance on the route to take.
Edited by NWArk Skyward, 28 May 2020 - 08:54 PM.