I disagree, the QHY5III462 is better than the asi224 for starting off in EAA nowdays, also dont need an eq mount, can be done live with an alt alz, which to me is more convenient. The QHY is the more modern chip, the 224 chip is becoming old now. QHY keep up with the latest tech. There is the QHY5III485, and the chip is much bigger and 4x that I think of the asi224.
The imx 460 is the replacement now for the imx chip, which is still great, but has been superceded The only time you need an eq mount is if your doing astrophotography, so don't see EAA as being astrophotography but in between visual and astrophotography. If your not saving frames to pc to stack later dont need an eq mount.
I let sharpcap do the live stacking in real time, dont save anything to pc till I am happy, then click save as dingle png image as seen onscreen.
So not saving individual frames to try and process later as this becomes a headache and field rotation needs to be taken care of, live stacking only does not
Edited by robodan, 24 February 2021 - 05:12 PM.