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#1 Julian489289

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:50 AM

Hello

 

Is anyone using one of the new Altair Astro Hypercam 1600 mono cameras?

 

I am keen to move from a Canon 650D DSLR to a CMOS camera.  I like the 1600 mono camera and see many great results from the ZWO ASI 1600m.  The Altair Astro seems to have a slightly better spec so I was after any reviews on this camera??  😀



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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:18 AM

I am assuming that its not the TEC version. If so then I would not have that sensor uncooled for DSO work.


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:25 AM

It is not for sale yet.

 

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#4 Julian489289

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 05:25 AM

Adam, yes this is the tec cooled version. Exactly the same spec as the ZWO one but with a heated sensor chamber window and 4gb of DDR.
The item is currently on sale but maybe only in the UK.
Has been on sale since January 19 here but not seen any reviews as yet??

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:28 AM

Adam, yes this is the tec cooled version. Exactly the same spec as the ZWO one but with a heated sensor chamber window and 4gb of DDR.
The item is currently on sale but maybe only in the UK.
Has been on sale since January 19 here but not seen any reviews as yet??


It's the same sensor but a little different and made by a different company in China. Have been looking at it myself but concerned about the extra 10mm back focus compared to the zwo version and how that effects the size of filters needed.


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