I review several webcams that are available for planetary imaging.
Link to my website on planetary imaging:
Link to the planetary imaging playlist:
— New cameras since this video —
ZWO now has USB3 webcams
— Cameras mentioned in this video —
Celestron NexImage 5
Celestron NexImage Burst (not mentioned in this video)
The Image Source / Celestron Skyris
I talked about these 2 cameras in the video but I do not recommend them.
Celestron NexImage (original)
You can learn more by visiting the Cloudy Nights astronomy forums. Most of what I know I learned there.
They have a forum just for planetary imaging called
Solar System Imaging & Processing
The “optimal” focal ratio is 5 times the pixel size (in microns). I talk about this in my video Which Barlow? and you can read about it here: