First cam?

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First cam?

Postby Spit » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:44 pm

Hi all, it's been a while (2 years, actually). I bought a helios 200mm reflector back then ( viewtopic.php?f=78&t=20326 ) and been happily going out and viewing as weather allows. Now it's come to the time when I want to do more!

I have a number of upgrades planned. The scope is currently manual drive - I've just bought the skywatcher enhanced dual axis drive. That should be here in the next week, as should flocking material for improving the tube. The next step is a cam, and this is where I don't know where to choose.

I don't have a massive budget for one - £200, a little more maybe. I seem to have a choice between sensitivity & MP. Although I'll do a lot of planetary observation, I would like to do some galaxy/nebula imaging. Basically I'd like a general purpose cam. Any recommendations? As far as I understand them, Orion seem to do a reasonable 5MP cam in budget. Anyone used them? http://www.telescopehouse.com/orion-sta ... oCbDPw_wcB

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