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Question re ASI vs. Altair 183 cameras: Heating? Overall impressions?

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#1 fewayne

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:19 PM

Hey all,

 

Thinking about stepping into the Mono World, and the current front-runner is the ZWO ASI183M Pro. I note that QHY and Altair also have cameras with the same sensor. Never having used a cooled camera in Wisconsin, I'm a little concerned about dew. The Altair claims a heater; I know that some of the "Pro" ASIs use waste heat from the TEC to keep the window warm. Anyone know if this is the case with their 183? (I know about the $19 ZWO heater.)

 

Has anyone any experience with the Altair on which you're willing to comment? I read the QHY-vs-ASI thread, which is why the ASI is out in front currently -- blue or purple would clash with my ASI guide camera's red finish. :-)

 

Thx!




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