Planetary Imaging – Which Webcam?

I review several webcams that are available for planetary imaging. Link to my website on planetary imaging: http://planetaryimagingtutorials.com/ Link to the planetary imaging playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdvoDms8MWF7UNvrv-4Bkw3-eibwbLUWh — New cameras since this video — ZWO now has USB3 webcams http://www.zwoptical.com/Eng/Cameras/ASI120S/index.asp — Cameras…

Planetary Imaging - Which Webcam?

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I review several webcams that are available for planetary imaging.

Link to my website on planetary imaging:
http://planetaryimagingtutorials.com/

Link to the planetary imaging playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdvoDms8MWF7UNvrv-4Bkw3-eibwbLUWh

— New cameras since this video —

ZWO now has USB3 webcams
http://www.zwoptical.com/Eng/Cameras/ASI120S/index.asp

— Cameras mentioned in this video —

Celestron NexImage 5
http://www.amazon.com/Celestron-NexImage-Digital-Technology-93711/dp/B006ZN4VE2

ZWO webcams
http://www.optcorp.com/manufacturer/zwo?cat=56
http://www.zwoptical.com/Eng/Cameras/ASI120/index.asp

Orion Telescopes
http://www.telescope.com/Astrophotography/Astrophotography-Cameras/pc/4/58.uts
http://www.telescope.com/

Celestron NexImage Burst (not mentioned in this video)
http://www.amazon.com/Celestron-NexImage-Burst-Eyepiece-Camera/dp/B00K6DZ6XC/

The Image Source / Celestron Skyris
http://www.astronomycameras.com/

Celestron
http://www.celestron.com/

I talked about these 2 cameras in the video but I do not recommend them.

Celestron NexImage
http://www.amazon.com/Celestron-93709-NexImage-System-Imager/dp/B00I3Q19IU/

Celestron NexImage (original)
https://www.astronomics.com/celestron-neximage-solar-system-imager_p7002.aspx

You can learn more by visiting the Cloudy Nights astronomy forums. Most of what I know I learned there.
http://cloudynights.com/

They have a forum just for planetary imaging called
Solar System Imaging & Processing
http://www.cloudynights.com/forum/77-solar-system-imaging-processing/

The “optimal” focal ratio is 5 times the pixel size (in microns). I talk about this in my video Which Barlow? and you can read about it here:
http://www.cloudynights.com/topic/413414-planetary-imaging-rule-of-thumb-which-barlow/

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