As the thread title suggests I’m looking for the best optimized monochrome cam from ZWO to be used for high resolution planetary imaging especially Mars with a Celestron C9.25 (fl = 2350mm).
I have read reviews where it said that the ASI 290 mm is better suited for larger aperture scopes and might be “overkill” for a C9.25.
Would an ASI 120 mms (super high FPS model) be better for my scope setup?
And additionally is there another ZWO monochrome cam best suited for use with a C9.25 (newer cams included) other than the two I mentioned?
Thanks in advance
The 120mms have gotten very affordable now but I don’t want to waste my money on it if another camer would be better.
Same goes for the 290 mm, if it’s going to be overkill for a C9.25 then I want to avoid that route.
Anyone can provide some feedback here?
My choice will be either 290 or same my camera i use which is ASI385MC, ASI224MC is same as this 385 but less resolution, but if you really want a mono camera then i think the best option is 290 definitely, in fact i am planning to get this camera or 174mm so i can use it for solar and lunar too, but sounds i will start with 290, i don't have C9.25 but i have a 7" Mak, so it isn't a bad option after all.
I purchased the ASI 290mm and although I am haing some dropped frames issue which I hope to resolve by adding a SSD I find the camera very promising for planetary with my C9.25".
Another point which I would like to add is - I have a Lunt H-Alpha scope and with my old ASI120mm USB II camera I used to get terrible Newton's rings, however with the 290mm I am pleased to report using the same H-Alpha OTA I no longer get them.