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Old 07-08-2019, 09:46 AM
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A second camera

I am setting up to run both my scopes an 80mm refractor and a 8 inch Newtonian. Both f5.
I have a Nikon D5500 and a ZWO 1600 cooled mono and seven filters.
I am not sure which scope should have the zwo but I lean to the 80mm for undefined reasons..a feeling...but I think that I should either mod the Nikon or buy a one shot colour if there is something cheap enough. I don't want another cooled mono but my hope is the Nikon modded or a cheap one shot colour will produce pleasing results from one of my scopes. Further the work involved in mono has me thinking that on nights where I feel lazy I could just go for the one colour..sortta like why I like wide fields with just the camera...almost a night off...no lappy and no changing filters and focus.
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:44 PM
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I am happy with my ASI294 OSC camera but apples and apples I reckon the ASI1600 is probably a better match on the 80mm than my 294 is with the smaller pixels of the 1600. Drizzle processing seems to help a lot but better if you don't under sample to start with.


The 294 would probably match up pretty well on the newt. I have seen criticisms around on these cameras but I am happy with mine, being criticised a bit would not exactly help with resale value. I would expect them to be relatively cheap secondhand, good for the buyer if you are not fussed by the limitations.

The OSC is certainly a benefit come processing time, obviously for LRGB you have four times as many subs to deal with just to start with.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:21 PM
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Thanks for your input I will look at your recommendation.
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Test both. You may find flex in one or both focusing trains decide it for you.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:14 AM
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Test both. You may find flex in one or both focusing trains decide it for you.
Thanks Steve for your help.
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:46 AM
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I have an asi1600 OSC....great camera and really easy to use.

I believe they are discontinued however if you can get a hold of one I recommend them.
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:25 PM
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I have an asi1600 OSC....great camera and really easy to use.

I believe they are discontinued however if you can get a hold of one I recommend them.
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