I would like to know: Would I benefit from getting a cooled camera instead of a non-cooled camera? I live on a tight budget and spending $1080 for the ASI294MC Cooled seems kinda out of reach. For $300 less, I can get the ASI294MC non-cooled. I live at a latitude where the nights are cool (typically, except for when we have heat waves and high humidity). My latitude is 42* north, up in Massachusetts, where we experience 4 seasons of weather. My Fall, Winter and Spring seasons are all relatively cool to cold starting in September through to early spring, with the crux in the middle of winter down in the 30's and 20's, but late Fall nights tend to dip into the 30's at night.
I know the TEC cooling of the camera would be useful in the summer, but the other three seasons would be fine without the TEC cooling, right?