Hi, this is most likely a very basic question, but would like to ask it anyway to help me understand things a little better.
I am talking about imaging the planets with a camera like the asi224mc
I see that most images of the planets are taken with scopes like a Celestron C11 , C14, C9.25
But i was interested to know why you don't use something like a 10" 12" or 16" Dobsonian that has goto like the ones Skywatcher offer.
I was thinking that with a Dobsonian, you would have the same sort of Aperture ( except for the larger 16" version )
You just don't have the focal length with a Dobsonian compared to the Celestrons
There are a few differances on the mounting, Celestron are designed mainly for equatorial mounts, Dobsonians for azimuth mounts.
so the questions are:
1. In general why do most use Celestrons instead of Dobsonians for planetary imaging?
2. So if i were to be looking at a dedicated scope for planetary imaging with a asi224mc camera, would i get better results ( imaging wise before processing ) from the Celestrons or Dobsonians?
I guess it is a broad questions, but just trying to get the basic understanding here.
I have been lucky enough to pick up a good 16" Dobsonian that has goto ( Skywatcher ) and looking o have a dedicated planetary scope to image with.
Edited by bluesilver, 01 August 2021 - 01:56 AM.