Im thinking of buying hyperstar for my 8 inch celestron and need to buy a camera for it. Was thinking of cooled zwoi1600 but what is the lightest battery compatible for this camera? I need to stay lightweight for travel purposes.
Alternatively is there a non cooled version of this camera?
Well I have the evolution 8 which has its own internal battery and my laptop battery is very long lasting. So Im guessing its really just the need for the camera Im thinking of. I have a lightweight tracer battery , will that not power the zwo camera? Do you think the 1600 is the best camera for hyperstar on the c8 ?
There is a noncooled version but that would loose a major feature of the camera. You can get most of the benefit of cooling by a set of -10 or -15 rather than -20. After initial cooling the power consumption drops significantly. There are many lithium battery packs available. Check out the 12 v "starter" batteries available on Amazon and other places for about $50. Be aware that the 18 Ah rating is at 3 volts and at 12 v they provide about 5 Ah in my tests. I have bought cheap lead acid starters at Harbor Freight at my destination and then donated them to a local Astronomy club when leaving. I have also been able to borrow equipment from local clubs at destinations.
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