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Old 08-10-2013, 01:02 PM
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Mono camera advice please

Hi folks,

I'm looking for advice on going to a nice 2nd hand mono camera please.

I currently have an SBIG 8300c OSC and a William Optics FLT-110. I would like to produce wider field DSO images, so I guess that means either a camera with a bigger chip than the KAF 8300 or a shorter focal length 'scope.

As most of my imaging is done from the 'burbs, I'm thinking mono will be better in the long term as well.

But, I can't see myself coming up with a massive budget either. What can one get for say $2 - 4K that might suit my requirements?

Your thoughts and input welcome

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Old 08-10-2013, 02:26 PM
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Sell the FLT and get a fsq106? Within budget, and you can get the fl reducer as well. If you want a wider field than that, go to camera lenses.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:39 PM
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$4K would give you a range of bigger chipped cameras from Starlight Express.

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Old 13-10-2013, 07:12 AM
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Hi gents, thanks for your input.

Can't see myself changing 'scopes in any great hurry, but a 2nd hand mono with a bigger chip seems do-able.
Thanks Greg. Which model canera and chip would you recommend as a good match for the FLT 110?

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Old 13-10-2013, 07:16 AM
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I do most of my imaging from the burbs in narrowband. I have a QHY9 mono. CCD is just right, not too small, not too big. Good value for money,
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