I am fairly new to eaa and looking for advice as to which scope/focal reducer combination would be the best fit for general purpose eaa with the asi 533 camera. I will be using an Celestron evolution mount with the setup and have come up with the following ideas-
1 - c6/hyperstar - fast but not the best match with the pixel size of the asi533 - undersampling 2.59"/pixel
2 - c6/starizona night owl - not as fast but better match with pixel size - 1.29"/pixel
3 - c8/starizona night owl - another good match with pixel size - 0.97"/pixel
4 - c8/6.3 reducer - slight oversampling - 0.62"/pixed
5 - c8 edge/0.7 reducer - slight oversampling - 0.55"/pixel
I have a c8 edge with starsense mounted to the ota and was planning to keep it for visual use and have a second scope dedicated for eaa thinking this would be the simplest way to go - I leave each scope with camera and eyepieces attached and switch the ota. Does anyone have thoughts on the second scope vs trying to just use the c8 edge for visual and eaa? As I have gotten into this deeper, I realize that either I need to get a second starsense unit for the dedicated eaa scope or do a skyalign and hopefully be able to use the 533 in preview mode to do the alignment. If it is not practical to use the 533 to do the mount alignment, I am back to swapping out the camera for an eyepiece and makes less sense to have a second scope.
Of the choices above, I am leaning towards the c6 or c8 with thestarizona night owl. I like the lighter weight and smaller size of the c6 on the evolution mount and am under the impression that aperture isn't as big of a factor in eaa than in visual. There isn't a huge difference in cost for used c8 though so maybe should go that router for the greater aperture?
If anyone has other suggestions, they will be greatly appreciated!