Has anyone had any experience of modding a toucam with the icx424 or icx414 ccds? I'm considering the options to get myself a guide cam as cheap as possible. I have a spc900 which I will be using for lunar/planetary imaging and on which I am going to do the long exposure mod anyway but from what I have been able to find out this will not make a good guide cam. So I am now trying to work out whether it will be better to get one of the cheaper guide cams like a QHY5 second hand, or whether modding my spc900 with an icx414 would be much cheaper.
So my question is does anyone know where I could get a price for an icx414 and icx424 ccd?
Once I have a price for each I can work out if its worth the hassle of doing the soldering or not. I only want to use it for guiding as I have a DSLR for taking long exposures of DSOs with.
Edited by angusb1, 03 June 2010 - 08:52 AM.
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