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Old 23-06-2018, 05:33 AM
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ZeroID (Brent)
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I have a tin shed Observatory in the back yard.

OK, in that case the 1600MC-c sounds the better option. It has way more control within the software, is a lot 'faster' than a DSLR and being cooled, far less noise. That was my other option for ease of use and speed but with the Ob and now being retired I have time to play.

You will need to manage more power for the cooler but I find once it has reached operating temp ( I run at 0*) it is using minimal current, maybe 100-200 milliamps.

You will love the software options the software and camera gives you. I often use the ROI box to select solar areas of interest rather than run full frame or having to readjust the scope alignment. Needs a powered hub and good USB cables or keep them short.
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