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Old 28-08-2018, 12:46 PM
Ricardo (Richard)
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Matching Camera to Telescope

Hi all,

I'm starting out in astrophotography (interested in nebula), my equipment for this is a follows:

Skywatcher BD ED80
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Orion Focal Reducer Corrector 0.85
ZWO ASI 120MC USB2
Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope
Rasberry Pi 3 running iAstroHub
10" Andriod Tablet

I'm looking to add an imaging camera to this and after some reading have come up with a ZWO ASI 178MC-Cool. I'm thinking this should be a good fit for my ED80. Does anyone have experience or ideas about setups with similar equipment?

Richard
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Old 29-08-2018, 06:06 PM
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Hi Richard,

I found the links below a good read for matching cam/scope, in case you haven't come across them yet...

https://astronomy.tools/calculators/ccd_suitability

https://astronomy.tools/calculators/field_of_view/

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Old 03-09-2018, 08:01 AM
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Thanks Max,

I've decided on a ZWO ASI 183MC-Cool, it seems a good fit for an ED80 and its about as far as I want to go budget wise. It's a shame the 1600MC isn't avaiable anymore.

Richard
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Old 03-09-2018, 02:38 PM
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I've decided on a ZWO ASI 183MC-Cool...

Richard
Good choice Richard. The ED80 is a versatile scope which can match many cameras. This is certainly one of them.
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