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ZWO ASI183MC-Pro Cooling ?

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#1 joelevine

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 03:21 PM

I just purchased the ZWO ASI183MC-Pro and am wondering if any folks who own this camera have had any frost problems when cooling the camera? Any problems with desiccant i.e. getting to and recharging pellets etc.?  Also is it better to stage cool the camera i.e. cool down to 20, 10 then 5 then -10 etc and then is it better to reverse the procedure to bring the camera up to ambient temp once imaging is complete? Or is this really not an issue? Much thanks, Joe


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:53 PM

Can't hurt. I do this with my 071 haven't had a problem.


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 07:54 PM

I've never had condensation with my asi183mc pro, I cool to -20C. I do use the cooling tool in APT which controls the cooldown gradually but I think that's more to reduce thermal shock than condensation.
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#4 joelevine

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 03:56 AM

Thanks for the responses on this, I use SharpCap at the moment and will need to put a cool down/Warm up routine in.  Explorer 1 can I ask what you have your cool down/warm up routine set to?  Also how long have you owned your 183MC-Pro?




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