Damaging a camera?

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Damaging a camera?

Post by Stephanh » Mon May 22, 2017 7:36 pm

Would running an uncooled CMOS camera for a few hours during an outreach thru an H-alpha scope dangerous for the camera?
Can it over-heat and be damaged? I would shade it and typical day temperature is 20-25 degrees Celcius.

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Re: Damaging a camera?

Post by GreatAttractor » Tue May 23, 2017 9:19 am

I can't be sure about your camera, but I run my Chameleon 3 (metal chassis; previously the older Chameleon, in plastic) up to 4-5 hours at a time, no problems so far. That's in direct sunlight, with up to 26-28 ℃ ambient temp. (the camera reaches 40-45 ℃).

If you shade yours, it should further reduce any risk of overheating.
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Re: Damaging a camera?

Post by marktownley » Wed May 24, 2017 5:58 pm

I think your camera will be fine. Mine always is.
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