In the beginning of the year I was able to purchase a used Celestron Evolution 8" and have been figuring some things out on my scope. I recently purchased a Celestron StarSence from another user here and that took care of the "No Response" errors I was seeing when trying to align my scope. Now that I am ready to view the stars I have started to look into what camera would work best for me to see these celestial objects better.
I am looking for a camera that allows me to see what I am capturing live so that I can share the images with my family. The idea being that we can all gather around a laptop and look at the Orion Nebula in full display and color and enjoy the views! This is my main objective in choosing a camera, being able to also capture good pictures of different objects is an added plus.
Options I have been looking into:
In doing some digging around I started by looking into the Revolution Imager 2 kit, I liked the idea that everything I needed to share the view was included with this kit. But the number of wires, interesting menu selections, and smaller monitor display have me looking in a different direction.
The other option that I am considering is the Atik Infinity camera, I started looking into this item as the ability to connect to a laptop and run their software to see great views seems like it has what I have been looking for. The only con I guess is that this is an older camera, so not sure if the technology here is outdated? Also not sure of it's full capability to capture pictures of the views and how they might compare to other newer cameras.
Another option that I have just recently started to look into is the ZWO ASI294MC Pro camera. I have seen nothing but positive reviews of this camera, in terms of taking pictures of sky objects. But I have not seen much of any live views of the object that you are imaging, not sure if this means that this is not a feature of this camera? Would love to hear from other users of this camera.
Thank you for the great information shared in this forum, and I look forward to any input on this subject!