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Old 07-09-2018, 02:15 PM
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Yeah cooling is a game changer you should see the standard deviation change noticeably with the cooler going.

Not sure about up there in the tropics Kevin, but down here on a summer night I can still get my 1600 down to -10. I settled on that as my usual imaging temperature for exactly that reason
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:22 PM
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-10 sounds good. If I can get it from +30 to -10 in the daytime I'll have no problem at night. It was fast to reach target temp too. Maybe cooling the smaller chip is speedy.

First light tonight clouds permitting.
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:27 AM
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Yes, but from China. It's still in the mail.

Well it's all very exciting. I have my first "dark" frame haha! Now I just have to find the TEC cooler button in ASICAP.
Forget ASICAP, get Sharppcap, it's the bees knees for the ZWO cameras. Free but with some nice add-ons for a small fee.

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Old 09-09-2018, 10:43 AM
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I've been using SharpCap for video and ASICap for stills. I really like ASICap.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:39 AM
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Just my 2c.....
I use Torsten's Firecapture with both my ZWO ASI 174 and 1600 cameras. Works well for me.
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Old 09-09-2018, 04:04 PM
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Thanks Ken I'll look it up.
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:11 PM
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For deep sky, I use Sequence Generator Pro...largely automates my imaging night and I can walk away and sleep/bug visual folk at star parties
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:10 PM
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I hear SGP is good for set and forget. I'm more hands on at this stage.
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