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    Default To pull the trigger, or to not pull the trigger...



    Hello again fellow hobbyists,

    Ive been doing a decent amount of research on a few planetary cameras. I am trying to decide between the ZWO ASI120MC or ASI224MC. The latter is faster (FPS), and lower read noise but I have seen incredible images come from both. Is the $130.00 more for the 224 worth? I think so but as a lot of you know, these decisions are NEVER easy :0. I think Ive seen a few AP'ers on the forum use the 120 and 224 but I may be mistaken.

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    Default Re: To pull the trigger, or to not pull the trigger...

    Get the later with the faster capable FPS. It makes a difference in the end results.
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    Default Re: To pull the trigger, or to not pull the trigger...

    The USB3 port is much faster than the USB2. When used with a USB3 port on a computer! If you don't have USB3 ports, I would still consider because one will eventually buy new computer
    Generally, when choosing between two items made by the same company, the price tells a lot about the product.
    In this case, personally I would go for the USB3 model because when imaging planets, the faster the frame rate the better chance of catching those clear steady sky images that one chooses when processing later.
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    Default Re: To pull the trigger, or to not pull the trigger...

    I vote for the USB3 model too. I have a USB2 model 120 and rarely use it anymore.

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