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hi guys i started at the opposite end with astophotography really, meaning ive spent all my time with my ed80 and atik 414 ex  on dso imaging ,now the nights are short ive decided to spend some time with the sct c8 edge hd on jupiter but looking at the field of view in astronomy tools the image would be very small,any thoughts appreciated,or is there a cheaper camera like the qhy series that would be more suited to planetary work

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9 minutes ago, knobby said:

Jupiter is pretty small on any sensor ... I use a C8 and ASI 224. Why not try with what you have already and a barlow might be cheaper than another camera.

dont think the 414ex does video?

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Here the size of Jupiter I get with my C8 SCT and my ZWO ASI 120mc camera. Image taken last night with maximum frame size 1280x960. No Barlow added in, just the camera directly in a 2” diagonal. Image not cropped to show the three moons in shot too. 

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Nope. On my C8 the ZWO ASI120mc camera worked straight out of the box with the 1.25” nosepiece fitted (or if you have a 2” diagonal you don’t need the 1.25” nosepiece fitted and can put it straight into the 2” diagonal). Plenty of focus on an SCT so no issue at all to reach correct focus or need for any other adapters/extension tubes to get correct focus. 

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If you have a barlow and a 1.25" thread on your existing camera, it's worth trying it out to see what you get.  Next time I go for planetary, I'll be looking to add my 1.25" adapter, and a barlow to my ASI290mm and filter wheel.  Just so that I can get a bigger image on the sensor.

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