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Old 13-11-2018, 08:56 AM
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Colour is over-rated

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Colour camera advice


Born again newbie here....

I'm thinking about a new CCD. This time I think I'll go for colour for a few reasons....
1. I don't seem to be able to produce a decent LRGB image to save my life.
2. I would like to be able to get comets in colour
3. I'd like to be able to use the cam to try for bright objects/planets with a Dob.
4. My Atik 428EX still works fine, so I'll still use it at times (perhaps!)

So with the above in mind I need some help choosing. I'm pretty happy with the smallish sensors I've been using, so don't really feel like wrestling with my (temperamental) fast newt with a large sensor, a hate crime could eventuate I fear!

I've browsed Bintels catalog, and keep coming back to the ZWO-ASI183MC.

Seems to fit the bill, and the price looks ok.

My plans - use this on a 200mm f/4 newt, and maybe an ED80. If I can't tame the newt soon I'll start looking at a different refractor I think, something like an ED120 or an Esprit. I'd also like to be able to use it through a Dob at planets or bright comets.

Sound OK??
Is there anything else I should be reading about?

Thanks in advance.....
PS I'll be asking for help from the fast-newt brains trust soon I think.....

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