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#1 gravy11

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 05:28 PM

I see a lot of cameras online. What does everyone use primarily and why? Neximage? Svbony? ZWO? I’m not looking for any DSLR examples. Thinking, simple and good for people who are starting out and want to see and stack images. I’ve learned so much over the past week thanks to this board and YouTube. 

Also, If you get a USB camera it means you have to have your laptop with you at all times In order to take shots, correct?
 

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 05:45 PM

gravy11, you would get a better response by posting your question in the Beginning and Intermediate imaging section of the Astrophotography and Sketching forum.  Hopefully a moderator will move it there for you.



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 05:45 PM

It really depends on what you are trying to do. A great planetary camera will typically not do that well for DSOs, for example.  Are you wanting mono or color? What is your budget? What scope are you going to use it with?

 

There a alot of options but also many variables to consider.



#4 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 06:05 PM

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We'll send you over to either the Beginning & Intermediate Imaging (DSO) or Solar System Imaging & Processing (moon, and planets) for this one.




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