Bintel Astronomy Calculator & Simulator 1.3
Developed by Dylan O’Donnell

Choose Telescope

Choose Camera


*This is a randomly generated telescope and camera combination. It may be stupid. Contact Us if you need help picking your perfect telescope!

TELESCOPE: Skywatcher EVOSTAR ED72 Guidescope

Focal Length (mm)

F Ratio / F Number

CAMERA: ZWO ASI183MC Cooled Colour CMOS Camera

Pixel Size (µm)

Pixels Wide

Pixels High


Focal Length (mm)

Field of View / FOV (°)

Binning Magnifier or Reducer
Aperture 72.41mm /2.85 inches
Maximum Magnification :144.83x
Resolving Limit (Dawes): :1.6019" arcseconds
Resolving Limit (Rayleigh): :1.9057" arcseconds
Visual Magnitude Limit: : mag 12
Native Focal Length / F: 420mm / F5.8
5x Rule (Ideal Planetary F-Ratio): F12.0
7x Rule (Ideal Planetary F-Ratio): F16.8
Ideal Resolution : 0.67" - 2" arcseconds
Resolution 1.1787" arcseconds per pixel
Good ✅✅✅
This configuration is great! The camera and telescope match well and your stars will not be blurry or too blocky but nicely resolved.

Camera Chip FOV 1.80° x 1.20°

Preview Targets by Relative Scale

*Note that planets apparent size is based on oppositon and will change throughout the year depending on their proximity to Earth.

Click on a telescope, camera or combination in the yellow boxes below to preview how large near and deep space objects will appear and whether the sampling is good for astrophotography. It’s easy! You can also enter in the specifications for any items that aren’t listed here.

The goal for astrophotographers is to choose a combination of telescope & camera that is neither under or oversampled. Note however that a little of either is ok and post processing can improve the end result. For example, Dither & Drizzle improves undersampling. Noise reduction & sharpening improves oversampling.

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