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E-M10 ii planetary imaging?

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I'm a DSO guy at heart, but with Mars about to approach opposition, I was wondering if my camera could be used to capture high speed (120fps) video effectively?

My last attempt at planetary imaging was years ago with a modified Microsoft HD webcam with limited success. 

I'm thinking the much higher framerare of my mirrorless wins against my ancient webcam, but is it the better option? Downside is it's lossy 640x480 mjpeg vs 720p, but I'm not sure this is an issue for planetary?

I have a dedicated QHY5L-iiC planetary camera, but it is part of a finderguider setup and I'm not about to disassemble it for one planetary imaging run.


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Got to be worth a try with Mars in such a good position for opposition next month. That said I would be using the QHY5L=iiC, you might find you will be doing more than one run with the seeing conditions in UK most of the time 😀😀😀 

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