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Entry level colour CCD camera advice sought


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Hi all,

I'm new to this forum so apologies if I don't quite get this right.

I'm contemplating the purchase of an entry level colour CCD camera for lunar, planetary and bright DSO work.

I've been using a Toucam 2 for quite a few years now but, when my laptop eventually dies I may not be able to use with with a new one and I wanted to look at something with higher resolution/more sensitivity etc.

So, I'd appreciate any views on the the suitability of the following fo the imaging I want to do:

DBK-21 AU04 Colour USB or

Atik 16ic or


I have a 6-inch Intes Mak Newt and a Borg 77Eco



PS I need to be able to easily use these using a 'battery based' power supply [i.e. no mains supply]

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DBK will best for lunary/planetary out of those 3. Partially for DS too. There is also color QHY5t with quite big sensor (or QHY5 with bit smaller). Bigger size would be better for moon. You can also look at MS LifeCam Cinema/HD/Studio for only lunary/planetary work. Or wait for TIS upgraded cams (DBK with newer sensor and fixes).

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