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ZWO ASI224MC Camera compared to a DLSR

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#1 bluesilver

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 07:13 PM

Hi,  I have a Skywatcher Evostar 150ED and currently been using a DLSR for taking Planetary video.

I was just interested to here anyone's thought or advise on what the ZWO ASI224MC Camera is like for Planetary work.

It might be a silly question,  but will i get better results using this Hi,  I have a Skywatcher Evostar 150ED and currently been using a DLSR for taking Planetary video.

I was just interested to here anyone's thought or advise on what the ZWO ASI224MC Camera is like for Planetary work.

It might be a silly question,  but will i get better results using this ZWO ASI224MC Camera compared to my DLSR  ( 5 DSR )

The main reason is as some might know,  you can't get true 1:1 ratio with a DLSR when recording video unless you use a special program like Backyard EOS.

I don't have this,  just using the DLSR as it is at the moment.

 

If the ZWO ASI224MC Camera is a better option,  is there anything else that i need to get with it ?

I have read somewhere that some are saying you need a IR blocking filter if using on planets,  something like this from badder :

https://www.firstlig...cut-filter.html

Do i need to use a barlow with this ZWO ASI224MC Camera or is the magnification all done via the software in the camera?

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.  ( 5 DSR )

The main reason is as some might know,  you can't get true 1:1 ratio with a DLSR when recording video unless you use a special program like Backyard EOS.

I don't have this,  just using the DLSR as it is at the moment.

 

If the ZWO ASI224MC Camera is a better option,  is there anything else that i need to get with it ?

I have read somewhere that some are saying you need a IR blocking filter if using on planets,  something like this from badder :

https://www.firstlig...cut-filter.html

Do i need to use a barlow with this ZWO ASI224MC Camera or is the magnification all done via the software in the camera?

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.



#2 walkman

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 01:39 PM

Hi, bluesilver,

You will probably get better advice if you post this question in the Solar System Observing & Imaging forum found under Astrophotography and Sketching.

 

I would venture to say that you would get better results with the ASI224MC camera versus your DSLR.  An IR blocking filter and a 2X barlow would give you the best results.

 

Sonny


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