Thank you I’ll keep all of this in mind, And I’ve already looked at the EAA section of the forum. I think I’ll spend a lot of time there and talk to folks on that form as well. I think it’s a good idea to tell them what I have, what I wanna do and what is the best option for a camera for my telescope. I honestly don’t want to go overboard with this, I don’t mind spending a couple hundred dollars to see if I like this or not. Knowing me I will probably be satisfied just to take simple pictures of the planets in the moon, like the blood moon tomorrow. If I get a thrill out of it I can always upgrade at a later time, but I think this will hold me for good while. This is how I got into my Celestron Evolution 8 inch, I asked questions like this on the forum and folks like you all responded and in the end I found a telescope that I really love. Photography is not something I don’t want to delve too deep into. I’m old and there’s a huge learning curve, I want to keep it as simple as possible. It sounds like you’re thinking the little orange cameras would work for what I want to do right now, is that correct? I will continue talking on forums, reading about imaging and talking to some of the folks at places like B&H and high point scientific. They were very helpful when I was looking for my telescope. Thanks again. Don
Yup, and by little orange cameras I'm referring to planetary cameras. To me they are red so hopefully we're talking about the same cameras. The little cameras don't have cooling, which is important for dso imaging people do on this forum. If you ever decide to do dso imaging, you'll probably want to consider cooling.
But for what you want to do now, the little cameras will work. Please pay close attention to the size of the image sensor and your telescope focal length. You can go to sites like telescopius.com, enter your sensor dimensions and telescope focal length, and see how the objects will look. If you buy a camera with a tiny sensor, you may have hard time getting entirety of the object in your view. For example, when I was looking at objects through 750mm telescope using asi120mm, which has a tiny sensor, I could not see the entire moon at once. I believe max fps is important for eaa but not really sure as I've almost no experience with it.
Sharpcap is a good software to use with these cameras. If you buy zwo camera, I believe they have software you can use to capture single pictures, videos, eaa, etc.
Edited by Dren, 14 May 2022 - 09:13 PM.