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Old 12-07-2007, 11:13 AM
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DMK or GSTAR

Time to start picking some brains out there. Which of these two cameras would be better suited to the 12" Dob. I know i can only take short exposure stuff till i get a platform or EQ mount for tracking. I do recall something about pixel size in relation to F/ratio. Any thoughts?
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:27 PM
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DMK is a trusty and popular camera..........is it worth going the toucam 900nc first???
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Old 13-07-2007, 08:43 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Eventually i want to get an EQ mount motor driven so figure i'd buy something that will do the job from scratch so to speak.
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Old 13-07-2007, 08:52 AM
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Hi Duncan

Have a look at this post and see if that helps.

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Old 13-07-2007, 10:30 AM
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Hi Duncan.
I asked a similar question a while back but didn't get any response

In the end though, I got a DMK due to the smaller pixel size (larger image scale).

The DMK is also significantly cheaper now (than it was back then). You can get one for under $500 AUD now.
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Old 13-07-2007, 11:56 AM
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Thanks Mike. Did you get the colour version or monochrome?
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DMK....What more needs to be said
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Old 13-07-2007, 01:00 PM
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Old 13-07-2007, 01:51 PM
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Thanks for all the input guys. Now to convince the other half,LOL.
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Now to convince the other half,LOL.
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from the book of striker..................As I sayeth unto you young houghy, thy camera may be explained to thy extra ribbed mate as a security camera which shall protecteth (apparently) thy family......

ie arent i a good boy for putting the families safety before astronomy.............

be warned, if you go down this path, the explanations for purchase of equipment get harder and harder!
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Old 13-07-2007, 06:15 PM
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Dont i know it,LOL.
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Old 13-07-2007, 06:17 PM
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I see there is an article on the GSTAR in Aus Sky & Telescope. Haven't read it yet but will later tonight.
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