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#1 mitaccio

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 06:28 PM

Not sure where else to post this, saw previous posts here about all sky cameras.

 

I am looking to build/buy an all sky camera for outside my home in sunny St. George Utah.  My concern is the heat.  In the summers it routinely reaches 110*F or higher and the sun scorches everything.  My question is about the heat, how hot is too hot to leave the camera outside all the time?  I am planning to do the ZWO/raspberry pi route in a white PVC enclosure.  Thoughts?



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Posted 28 February 2020 - 06:35 PM

If the temperature of the SoC on a Raspberry Pi reaches and is between 80C and 85C, the ARM core(s) will be throttled back in an attempt to reduce the core temperature.  Anything over 85C and you run a severe risk of burning the chip out.  So provided you can keep the temperature below 80C you should be pretty good.




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