#1  
Old 13-03-2006, 02:12 PM
mario chiera
Registered User

mario chiera is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: perth western australia
Posts: 10
whats best

Hi people,
I am new at astrophotography and am confused about the type of camera to buy.One minute I am told a digital SLR is best like the Cannon E 350D then that the Phillips Toucam 840 is best .Now I am being told I should get an SBIG or similar.
I have a 150mm SKYWATCHER PRO MAK and a 90mm MEAD REFRACTOR.
I dint have a big budget so please can anyone advise me what is the cheapest way out for me.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13-03-2006, 02:16 PM
ving's Avatar
ving (David)
~Dust bunny breeder~

ving is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: The town of campbells
Posts: 12,359
what do you want to image?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13-03-2006, 02:17 PM
iceman's Avatar
iceman (Mike)
Sir Post a Lot!

iceman is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gosford, NSW, Australia
Posts: 36,709
To elaborate on what Ving says, do you want to image planets or DSO? What type of mount do you have under your scopes, and how accurate are they?

Do you want to take terrestrial shots as well?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13-03-2006, 02:20 PM
Striker's Avatar
Striker (Tony)
Whats visual Astronomy

Striker is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 5,062
In general a DSLR will give you a wide range of DSO objects to image with a fairly low cost and ease of use comparative to what images you can produce.

A toucam is only good for planets and lunar images.

The Sbig are great camera at high cost with a long learning curve.

Thats all I can provide with the above information.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 13-03-2006, 05:10 PM
mario chiera
Registered User

mario chiera is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: perth western australia
Posts: 10
Thanks Guys,
I should of mentioned I want to take photos of DSO mainly and planets.
I have a HEQ5 mount with a SKYSCAN goto.

Mario
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15-03-2006, 11:28 AM
acropolite's Avatar
acropolite (Phil)
Registered User

acropolite is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Launceston Tasmania
Posts: 8,985
Unless you have money to burn, a DSLR is IMHO the best way to go, as an added bonus you can take daytime images, If you have the money the Canon EOS20DA is an excellent camera (Tony has one). Unfortunately the range of options you have listed is from a couple of hundred dollars for the ToUcam to upwards of $10,000 for the SBIG depending on model; the 20DA is around $3000 and has been developed by Canon for Atsrophotography. If your budget is tighter then the Canon EOS350D is also a good option at half the price of the 20DA, and can be used (and purchased) in it's standard form or modified specially for astro use.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 01:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
SkyWatcher Australia
Advertisement
Meade Australia
Advertisement
Celestron Australia
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement