[For deep sky astrophotography - not planetary]
I've decided to be more patient and try to get good images out of my Edge 1100. I am very much a refractor lover but I am keen to try to make this scope work...to some degree.
I fully get that imaging with an Edge1100 is not for the faint hearted regardless of the quality of your equipment but I would like to line things up in my favour as best I can. I have purchased the Optec Fast focus system (I got a good deal on a used unit) and I have the x 0.7 reducer.
The only camera I have that is not currently in use is an ASI1600MM with filters. This is possibly not the ideal camera (0.4"/pixel) but I have a superb mount and a Celestron OAG and 174mm mini guide camera so these things will help offset this challenging image scale.
I am interested to know 2 things:
1. What in your opinion is the ideal camera for this set up. I have a QSI 683 which would be good - but alas, its at a remote observatory.
2. I have a growing interest in OSC cameras - keep in mind my skies are OK (Bortle 5). The ASI 2600 caught my eye but of course, the image scale is not ideal.
I have some experience with refractors but I am a SCT newbie. I tried this last summer but gave up pretty quickly - I really didn't give it a fair go.
Edited by SimonIRE, 15 May 2021 - 08:03 AM.