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benklerk
31-10-2017, 04:08 PM
To all those who bought a ZWO ASI 071. ZWO is now doing an upgrade to the 071 Pro.

No more dew issues and a large DDR3 256MB buffer to reduce amp glow.

https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/products/asi-cooled-cameras/asi071mc-pro-upgrade/

ChrisV
01-11-2017, 08:07 AM
It's rather expensive. US $300.
There should be no "amp glow" if your computer has usb3. Its only am issue with usb2.
And no dew problems with a proper cooling sequence

Rodmac
02-11-2017, 03:59 PM
Iím getting mine done and it sounds like quite a few others are as well.
I also add to the USB traffic with 2 focusers and possibly a guide camera so I donít think it will hurt having the buffer plus the other mods.
Cheers:)
Rod

ChrisV
02-11-2017, 04:28 PM
Okay. Give us some before and after shots ! Maybe just some darks or bias frames to see how it affects the amp glow. And then running into a usb2.

g__day
09-11-2017, 10:58 AM
Must say glad to hear upgrades to a better design are offered. Just spoke to Bintel after reading this and I think I will take up their offer even though I use USB3 connectivity. To me a better design is worth having - now I just have to start using the thing!

ChrisV
09-11-2017, 12:29 PM
After my "loud mouthing" below I'm doing the upgrade ...

garymck
09-11-2017, 12:58 PM
Hi,
got a new ASI071 Pro, and tried it for the first time last night. No amp glow I can see running in to usb3. Dark current looks low enough not to need darks (tried 300sec exposures at unity gain, -15C). -15 was maintained at 22% power. Think ambient was about 10C...

Looks like a nice camera...

Gary

g__day
10-11-2017, 10:26 PM
Dropped mine off at Bintel today - should have the later model in a week or two :)