- ZWO ASI184MM
Excellent guide camera
The ZWO ASI184MM has 2 properties that make it highly desirable as a guide camera - a very large sensor and very sensitive response to faint stars. It is a 16-bit monochrome sensor and I got it to work with the Celestron OAG. The camera comes with some extension tubes attached but for the OAG, I really need to add some additional extension tubes.
Best guide camera on the market!
So precise, the larger sensor makes guiding a dream!
I added this camera to my guide cameras collection. I needed bigger chip size and bigger pixels for my SCT FL 2032 ml. The Zwo 120 and 290 work better for short focal length. So far the camera has work well. I don’t expect less for the price.
one of the best for OAG and planetary imaging
never failed getting a guide star. superb imaging for Jupiter and Saturn on my C8 SCT
Great Guide Camera for Long Focal Lengths
At 2030mm I was able to find guide stars. I was in a hurry, so I didn't take the time tweak the settings. I did create a dark library, though. I only cranked the gain and binned 2x2 in PHD software. It got me through the night. The only issue was with the ZWO OAG, not the camera. The camera has a very wide FOV, but the prism on the OAG, not so much. With the ZWO OAG you get a small circle to locate your guide stars. But thanks to the sensitivity of the camera, you find guide stars easily.