Thanks, that’s good to know about the build quality. I’m just learning about this stuff , but my understanding is that both the Sony IMX462 sensor that the Player One Mars C color camera, and the ZWO ASI462 MC are based on , and the Sony IMX464 sensor are very sensitive in the near infra-red end of the visible spectrum. Light in that part of the spectrum is said to be less effected by atmospheric turbulence. If cameras based on the Sony IMX462, or Sony IMX464 sensors are used with a 685 nm pass filter (or 650 nm pass filter?) limiting the light to the near infra-red (and above ?) they effectively will be operating as mono cameras which could be a good alternative when atmospheric turbulence is an issue. The unusually high sensitivity of the cameras to light in the NIR also allows shorter exposure settings and higher frame rates when using a 685 nm pass filter. If one uses the camera with a UV/IR filter as you have been doing the cameras operate as color cameras. Seems that’s a good choice for the planets, and also for the Moon when the seeing is better. If I buy a Sony IMX462, or SonyIMX464 sensor-based camera I plan to get both a 685 nm pass, and UV/IR filter to use with it.
Someone used a IMX462 sensor with 850 nm pass filter to get distant quasars with red shifts of over 6. IMX462 based cameras can be used for deep sky.
Edited by Ptarmigan, 07 May 2021 - 07:22 PM.