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Old 17-07-2017, 08:31 AM
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Camera to match a 80mm f4.7 APO

I am considering a small 80mm FPL-53 Triplet APO for wide field imaging. It reduces to f4.74 with a reducer/corrector which i already have for my larger APO. My question is, what is a good CMOS camera choice to match this scope? For simplicity, and time savings, i am thinking of a colour camera. Given the scope speed maybe a non-cooled colour camera would be a workable choice. Any recommendations? Budget sub $1500 if possible. Would consider a DSLR, but prefer a full spectrum astro camera for compact form factor, low weight, and camera would be used for astro only.

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Old 17-07-2017, 08:35 AM
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http://qhyccd.com/QHY247.html

It is a fantastic sensor, much better than the ASI1600 but doesn't come in mono.
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Cheaper but still nice alternatives could be QHY 163C or 165C.
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Cheaper but still nice alternatives could be QHY 163C or 165C.
The QHY163 is the ASI1600 alternative.

Another possibility may be to get a second hand QHY8/10/12. Higher read noise than the latest CMOS sensors but that just leads to longer subs if you're willing to go for that.

Alternatively you could get a Nikon D5300 which has the same sensor as the QHY247 but only goes for about $550 new.
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I could get the IMX071 sensor in the ASI071C for a little more ($500) budget.

https://www.bintel.com.au/product/zw...colour-camera/

The QHY247 is out of my reach.

I will look at the Nikon.
I could sell some stuff to increase my budget.

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Just to close this out, i went ahead and bought a Nikon D5300 body. I will be researching what lense i need for general duty and Milky Way wide field duties.
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