Orion DSLR Camera Cooler
Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:09 PM
It seems very interesting. And I'm I wrong in thinking that this would be an easyer way of dealing with dark frames since we can control the temperature ??? If I want to take all my pictures at -20 degree , iso 800 ,for a while I could use the same master dark ???
Tell me what you think about it .
Thank you guys !
Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:05 PM
Not sure it would yield much better results and is kind of pricey. I do see where many have made their own by tearing down a 12V cooler from say wal mart. seems like a lot work too.
Seems if the chip isnt cooled by a 'cold finger' we still have the camera housing insulating the chip which keeps it warm.
My 2 pennies, curious to see what folks say. would love to have darks at way smaller temp range somehow, not to mention a cooler camera to lower noice to begin with
Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:41 PM
If it cools by 40 degrees below ambient it is good. But your chip temperature would still be dependent on ambient, and therefore would have to be careful matching (or scaling) the dark frames.
And this says nothing about whether it is "worth" it. And whether cooling around the camera will get your chip cooled. And whether it is good to add that much weight to your focuser, and all the other things that will be mentioned here.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:52 PM
So because of that I dout i will buy it. And you have a point there Alex ,it is heavy at 2.5 lbs .
Thanks man !
Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:58 PM
If only we could control to a desired temperature and it would keep it there ,but no ! No control ,not buying !
Thanks DrDispatch !
Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:54 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:58 PM
And as others have noted - it reports the current camera body temperature digitally, but offers no thermostatic control over it. I'd pass.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:18 PM
Can't wait to take shots like this !
Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:27 PM
I used to image with my sensor temp around 40-45 degrees F in the summer
How on Earth (or maybe it was somewhere else) did you manage to get your sensor at 45 degrees F in a Texas summer, without some sort of cooling? I am totally impressed.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:44 PM
Thanks Maxx for the compliments!!!
Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:15 PM
Power requirements turned me off on this item.
Power requirements?? I just plug mine into the AC power strip I use. Not too bad of a requirement.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:54 AM
Because it is exactly the same as the Orion one ,only the price is way better ! Even with the shipping ,it will be a better deal...
Thanks Jeff !