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Old 23-01-2016, 12:23 PM
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Just pulled the trigger on the 224!

Looking forward to receiving it.

Thank you for all the feedback!
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Old 23-01-2016, 01:39 PM
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Well, it's a bit late, but I recently went through this process myself, and decided ...

The 224 is a fine camera that is fairly easy to use. It works at a different image scale than the 174MM.

The 174MM, when used correctly with RGB filters, is a tad better (compared on the same targets, same 'scope, same scale, same conditions), but it takes more effort in both acquisition and processing.

Assuming an optical train that delivers a suitable image scale, for the person who wants simplicity and good performance in a OSC camera, the 224 is a good choice.
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Old 23-01-2016, 02:24 PM
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Thanks for your input....much appreciated.
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:26 PM
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Received the camera, very impressed with the build quality.

Did a quick test and successfully got 60 FPS so looking forward to using it!
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:03 PM
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:23 PM
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Hi guys

I have a celestron sct and want to do planetary shots. Can someone here recommend a ccd camera. I want a monochrome ccd and looked at zwo. Could someone please tell me about their experiences with zwo? Are they any good?
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:52 PM
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Adrian,
I've used the Imaging Source DMK series mono cameras for many years...
Recently I had the need to go for increased frame rates and decided on the ASI174MM.
This suits my f20-f25 system and so far seems to be capable.
Remember a mono will need filters etc. if you want to produce a colour image and to handle the fast frame rates you need a good USB3 connection - and plenty of fast hard drive space.
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:54 PM
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if you want to produce a colour image and to handle the fast frame rates you need a good USB3 connection - and plenty!!! of fast hard drive space.
Just made a quick amendment
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:45 PM
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Hoping to try out the camera later tonight/early tomorrow morning since a few planets will be up.
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