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Recommendations for a camera for solar imaging

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#1 MER

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 01:28 PM

Will use for Ha via a Lunt LS60T Ha, 

Will use with a 4" refractor and Herschel

This would be my first astrophotography

 

 

Many Thanks!



#2 astro rocketeer

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 02:10 PM

I have the same scope borrowed from a friend and the ASI174MM is good as I too seen many pros use it.



#3 MER

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 06:41 PM

Thank You!



#4 hopskipson

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 11:12 PM

What is the focal ratio of the 4” refractor? I’m assuming it is close to the LS60. You might want to look at the 178 to match the pixel size of the sensor to your scopes focal ratio to obtain the best sampling.

#5 BinoGuy

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 09:08 AM

Hey there,

 

Couple good calculators here so you can match focal length, camera pixel size, and wavelength of the light you are capturing (HA vs WL vs the more obscure filter types):

 

 

http://www.wilmslowa...tm#CCD_Sampling

 

https://astronomy.to...ccd_suitability

 

 

Be well, clear skies

 



#6 MER

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Posted 10 February 2021 - 11:07 PM

It is a Vixen SD103A f7.7



#7 AlexTardif

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 10:19 AM

Some REALLY GREAT advice on picking cameras for solar imaging in recent posts:

Not just which cameras to consider, but why to choose one over another and how to figure out the best matchup for your scope!




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