I have been using a modified DSLR for awhile on one of my setups now but I want to use a OSC dedicated astro camera for it now. It is an 80mm refractor with a FL of 600mm but I use a .85 reducer so it's at 510mm. I also use a GPCAM2 as a guide camera with that setup. I would like something fairly easy to setup and use
The ZWO 533 MC Pro gets a lot of praise on here. The square sensor doesn't bother me. It seems like a pretty good match with my scope
The QHY 183c also seems to be pretty decent as well. I have seen some people say that there's some AMP glow. Not sure how bad the glow is but dark frames should take care of that. Supposedly you don't have to deal with sensor tilt with sensors of 20 microns with the QHY cameras which would be nice if true
I also came across the Risingcam IMX571. It looks similar to the ZWO 2600 and despite being more expensive than the other two I mentioned above, it has a larger sensor and will be useable at longer focal lengths. Maybe it's overkill for this scope, but it would also be nice to have the large FOV and have the ability to crop down to the size of a ZWO 533 or QHY 183 FOV. However, the one thing that concerns me about the Risingcam would be the drivers and support. Has anyone experienced any problems with that or have you had no issues with it?
Edited by DropTekRoon, 18 August 2022 - 08:05 PM.