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A cooling and warming curve for cameras

11 months 2 days ago 11 months 2 days ago by patdut.
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A cooling and warming curve for cameras #44878
Freeze on sensor or cell window while cooling or warming process is one of the problem in many cams that are not fitted with some temperature control in the senseor cell.
To avoid the problems that would be nice to define a step by step cooling curve in Ekos options of the camera.

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10 months 2 weeks ago
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A cooling and warming curve for cameras #45353
I second this, you should be able to define a time frame at which the camera cools down/warms up to a specific temperature. I had the protective window of my crack when i first bought my camera because the software i used at the beginning cooled the camera very fast

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10 months 2 weeks ago 10 months 2 weeks ago by petarm. Reason: spelling
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A cooling and warming curve for cameras #45357
This is a great idea. I manually do this now, but it is a bit hit and miss. Where i live the temperature difference between ambient and set point cooling is so high, rapid cooling or warming of a sensor may not be the best (shock to the sensor and dew freezing up).

So a simple user specified time between ambient (when you first start the camera) and your final cooler set point is all is required to create a linear temperature ramp for a gradual cooling and warming up.

Lots of trial and error, mainly error, but in hindsight, it was easy!!!

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