Client’s testimonial, 2 cameras solution in a single telescope:
Title: The cameras are used as follows:
“….Mallincam DS10cTEC – Single exposure color, video assisted astronomy . Very useful for lunar, planetary, and other objects where you just want to, more or less, point and shoot, take a few short term exposures or a video for stacking frames. Very good software for quick setup and capture. Great for just browsing the skies.
QHY600L – Used with the color wheel. Has better resolution than the Mallincam. It’s a monochrome camera. Most of the uses will be either very long term exposures of nebula or B and V filters for calibrated variable star observations. The Mallincam can’t really be used for variable star observations because the sensor color correction can’t be calibrated to a know source.
Given my mood, I might just want to observe directly and the video assisted camera is great for that. If I want to do real work, the QHY is perfect. Normally, you would have to switch out the cameras (which even if local is a bit of a pain – since any camera movement would invalidate any flats that have been taken). With the Rotarion, I can just choose the camera that suits the purpose of the object without worrying about invalidating the flats. Granted, the absolute purist would say that I should take a new set of flats since the camera did move with regard to the telescope – but I think that is overkill. For me, it provides a range of flexibility that I normally wouldn’t have on a single scope.“
Mr. J. S. – USA 2022
PlaneWave CDK 12.5″ + L Series mount
Sagitta OAG + ZWO + QHYCFW3-XL filter wheel
Rotarion CAM 2.5″:
Port 1= QHY 600L camera
Port 3=Mallincam DS10cTEC Class 1 sensor camera