Camera for Vixen FL55 303mm refractor

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Fl55
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Camera for Vixen FL55 303mm refractor

Post by Fl55 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:14 am

Dear community, I would seek your advice to decide between the uncooled 178MC, 290MC or 224MC. My scope is a 55mm / 303mm fluorite which I use for DSO and planetary/moon ( I know, not optimal) observation and imaging with my Olympus OM-D-E-M2. I bought the Asiair guiding package and as Asiair cannot control the Olympus I think about buying a dedicated Camera.
There always will be compromise in my setup but für mixed DSO/planetary/moon use which of the three cameras (178, 290 or 224) would you suggest?
I'd like to upscale the final pictures in Photoshop and print A4 to A3 size. I tried this with the 120mm mini I use for guiding and it is not as bad as expected.
Thanks for your piece of advice.

Katherine.Tsai
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Re: Camera for Vixen FL55 303mm refractor

Post by Katherine.Tsai » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:13 am

I would recommend ASI178 since it has bigger sensor in three of this. You can simulate the FOV in stellarium.
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Fl55
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Re: Camera for Vixen FL55 303mm refractor

Post by Fl55 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:39 pm

Thank you very much. I will do the simulations as suggested.

Katherine.Tsai
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Re: Camera for Vixen FL55 303mm refractor

Post by Katherine.Tsai » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:08 am

I'm happy to help.:)

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