1. Deep space camera
2. Acquisition software/hardware – ZWO ASIAIR
3. Filter Wheel and Filters (optional)
4. Electronic Focus (optional)
5. Guide scope/Off-Axis Guider
6. Guide Camera
The ASI224MC is a more advanced choice for planetary photography. It is just as easy to use as the ASI120MC however with a more sensitive sensor and less noise, the results are out of this world (pun intended). It is because of this low noise and sensitivity that the ASI224MC is one of the most popular planetary cameras in the world.
The ASI385MC is an upgrade from the ASI224MC. With an ultra-low readout noise of 0.7e and an increased resolution of 1936×1096 pixels, it is the most powerful colour planetary camera.
If you want to go further in improving the details of your planetary imaging, you should consider the ASI290MM. This is a black and white camera and with the use of filters, will produce some of the best planetary images you have ever seen!
With an image resolution of 1936×1096 pixels, a low readout noise of 1e and a maximum frame rate of 170FPS at full resolution, the ASI290MM is more than capable of meeting your planetary imaging needs.
This image of Jupiter was taken by Damian Peach with an ASI290MM from France.
The ASI178 has been regarded as one of the best cameras for high-resolution imaging.