I picked up this SVBONY SV305 camera to start tinkering with doing some EAA. This is a great camera (IMHO), especially for the price.
The SVBONY SV305 Camera is a 2MP color IMX290 CMOS camera. The camera is capable of taking up to a single 30 minute exposure and has drivers for Windows, Mac, and Linux (including the Raspberry Pi).
I have been using the SVBONY SV305 on my AstroTech AT66ED scope and it has performed awesome. It does require a 2″ extension tube to get enough back focus on the AT66.
The camera has been able to capture some great views of the Moon, Galaxies, open clusters, globular clusters, and nebula. I tag posts where I have used the camera with SV305 tag.
This is one of my best captures taken on 12/26/2021. This is a live stack 41 x 15 second exposures of M82, the Cigar Galaxy, using the SV305 Camera in my AstroTech AT66ED Telescope.
Pretty impressed with what this inexpensive little camera can do.
I am still experimenting and learning but if you are looking for an inexpensive, easy to use, camera for Electronic Assisted Astronomy (EAA) the SVBONY SV305 Camera is worth a look.
I recently set up the SV305 as an AllSky Camera using indi-allsky. Here is a star trails capture from 04/09/2022.
Find out more on how I set up indi-allsky with the SV305 and a Raspberry Pi and the weather resistant enclosure I built for it.
More to come as I learn and use it more.