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Which ASI CCD color camera

  • ASI533MC Pro

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  • ASI183MC Pro

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  • ASI294MC Pro

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  • ASI071MC Pro

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William Optics 103mm
Celestron NexStar 8SE

If one was looking for a DSO camera (already have an ASI585MC that's great for planetary) and prefer to stick with ASI due to the possibility of going to an ASIAir, which of the of the listed in the poll would you choose. Please feel free to detail why you selected the option that you did.

This would primarily be targeted towards use on a NexStar 8se for DSO captures, and due to the short nature of the tube, would rather not have to deal with a filter wheel on the rig. So I realize that there are several factors involved.. but as I said, the primary use would be with the NexStar 8se, and possible use with a William Optics ZenithStar 103mm if the current ASI533MM Pro decided to take a dump on itself.

For the next couple of days (at least through 01/03/2023) I can get
ASI071MC Pro: $1280 (MSRP $1480)
ASI533MC Pro: $799 (MSRP $899)
ASI183MC Pro: $719 (MSRP $799)
ASI294MC Pro: $899 (MSRP $999)

I realize that 3 of the 4 are the "older" chipsets, but I think I might like to try the larger (read wider) capture format than the 1x1 that my current ASI533MM Pro has. Also OSC would be nice on the NexStar 8SE as it would reduce the optical train length/weight. It might alleviate some need of shooting mosaic for targets. And from what I understand, getting rid of amp glow is not that hard of a thing to do.
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