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Dave Baxter

Advice from Experienced ZWO ASI 224 MC Users

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Just wondering what other people have experienced with this camera.  I'm using a MacBook Pro, and want to use this camera with my Celestron 8SE.  Primarily interested in the planets and the moon, but some deep sky images would be great if it's up to it.  

It seems to be out of stock every where, but at $249 is about what I can afford to spend (no income at the moment).  All of the research I've been able to do on this camera indicates it should work well with my set up.

I'm just curious if you have had any issues or problems.  Thanks in advance!

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I use this for all planetary imaging a a few DSOs. You must use an IR block filter with it - I use a Baader. My avatar of Saturn was taken with one.


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I have been very happy with my ASI 224 MC and my C-11. No problems and takes great images on the rare occasions I have decent seeing.

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I use SkyXPro from Software Bisque as my main astro software.  It has versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  I am currently using it on a RaspberryPi with my 224 but have used it on my Mac in the past with good results..

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