Guiding Cameras for Astrophotography
A guiding camera is a device used for astrophotography to track the motion of a celestial body to compensate for periodic errors in exposures. These are usually mounted on top of a telescope and can be either mono or planetary guiding cameras, both of which have their own pros and cons. The zwo guiding camera is one example of a mono guide camera, it has an autoguider that can track without fail for long periods of time. The planetary guiding camera is commonly used when photographing planets or moons because they have a much smaller field of view and higher magnification than other guiding cameras. Guiding cameras are essential pieces of equipment if you want to take quality astrophotography pictures, with the right one you'll be able to capture those stars like never before!
We at Telescopes Canada carry all the accessories you need to get the most out of your astrophotography hobby, including guiding cameras for telescopes. These specialized cameras are designed specifically to track the night sky, ensuring that your telescope’s field of vision is always perfectly aligned with the images in your camera and thus delivering perfectly crisp astrophotos at the end of your exposures.
We offer the best selection of high-quality telescopes and telescope accessories, providing you with all of the tools you need to get started and enjoy exploring the night sky. When choosing your telescope, it’s important to consider your specific needs so you can get the most out of your equipment while eliminating potentially costly future upgrades.
How to Choose your Autoguiding Camera?
When choosing a guiding camera, it is important to consider your needs. If you are shooting planets, then a mono-guide camera is the right choice; if you are shooting stars and deep-sky objects, then a planetary-guiding camera is the better option.
Autoguiding cameras are also used in astrophotography to help maintain focus on a particular star or planet when photographing long exposures. These can also be used to keep an object centred in the frame by taking measurements from two sensors and sending corrections to the mount so that it will compensate for any tracking errors.
Choosing an autoguiding camera depends on your needs and desires. If you just want to capture a long exposure of a starry sky then one of these cameras will work well for you. But if astrophotography is something that you want to do more seriously or as a part of your hobby, then it might be worth investing in a mono-guide camera so that you can use it in addition to your normal guide scope.
Buy Guiding Cameras Online at Discounted Prices from Telescopes Canada
Telescopes Canada has a large selection of Guiding Cameras at discounted prices. All of our Guiding Cameras are top-of-the-line, so you can't go wrong with any purchase. We have Guiding Cameras available from Zwo, Planetary Camera and Mono Guide Cameras. The Zwo guiding cameras come in the form of a Stacked DSLR to provide quality images while still being lightweight. Planetary Camera guiding cameras give you remote control functionality as well as a live preview on your computer screen. Mono Guide Cameras are ideal for small telescopes like refractors and reflectors.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between guiding cameras and monochrome cameras?
Guiding cameras are typically used to take guiding exposures on a celestial object, while monochrome cameras, on the other hand, are typically used to take guiding exposures of a terrestrial subject.
Where can you find the best Guiding Cameras?
We at Telescopes Canada have the most complete collection of guiding cameras available on our site. Our stock includes zwo guiding camera systems and planetary guiding camera systems. In addition, we offer professional mono-guide cameras that produce amazing images with outstanding resolution quality.