So I have taken the hard route on things with starting to do AP with a Celestron Evo 9.25 and a DSLR. I feel I have greatly improved once I got my EQ6-R Pro and a guide scope (yes I know some time I might get a OAG) and guide camera. With this setup I have gotten a few good images and am slowly (very slowly) getting to understand editing in photoshop.
However I have tried to image a few targets and the results even after 6-8 hours of imaging (5 min subs and 640 ISO) have been less then stellar or in some cases useless. Since I don’t want to modify my DSLR I am thinking about getting a dedicated astro camera (when they come back in stock).
The big question is to go Mono or go one shot color (OSC). I am looking at either the ASI294MM Pro (+ 1.25” Filters and wheel) OR the ASI2600MC Pro.
I was hoping to get some opinions on if going mono while being very green and in hard mode for AP will pay off in the end or if I would be happy going with the OSC. If it helps any one of the main targets I want to get is the Horse Head nebula and so far ALL shots I have taken with my current equipment I get nothing but stars. And most of the targets I seem to want to image have some amount of red in them that my DSLR just simply doesn’t get.
I should mention that my supposed Bortle class is 6
Edited by Voska, 17 October 2020 - 10:13 PM.