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Re: KAF -8300 based cameras

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  • Rainer
    Hi Greg, If you are not already a member there, I recommend to join the QSI group http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/QSI-ccd/ regards Rainer
    Message 1 of 16 , Aug 1, 2009
      Hi Greg,

      If you are not already a member there, I recommend to join the QSI group

      http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/QSI-ccd/

      regards Rainer


      >
      > Hello again all,
      >
      > Well, thanks for all the good input.
      >
      > I finally chose the QSI 583. The reasons were, in order
      > of greater to lesser importance:
      >
      > 1) Lower weight/smaller size (with filters) than other choices
      > 2) Convenience of compact filter/off-axis guider arrangement,
      > including the ability to use less costly 1.25-inch filters
      > without vignetting (at about f/4 or slower)
      > 3) Good included accessories (case, nosepiece, Maxim and CCDSoft
      > drivers, cables, power supply, etc.)
      > 4) Local (for me) support
      > 5) Good experiences talking with QSI employees, who seem
      > to be knowledgeable about and interested in this application
      > area (i.e., amateur astro-imaging)
      > 6) Reputation for mechanical excellence
      > 7) Reputation for excellence in electronics implementation
      > 8) Short lead time (~4 weeks)
      > 9) Excellent resale value
      >
      > The only negatives I can see at this time are:
      >
      > 1) Lower QE compared to some other chips (really a Kodak
      > thing, not a QSI thing)
      > 2) Slightly less cooling capability than the competition,
      > although just as good regulation
      >
      >
      > Greg
      >
    • astronomer_c
      ... Thanks Rainer, will do. Greg
      Message 2 of 16 , Aug 1, 2009
        --- In ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com, "Rainer" <rsbfoto@...> wrote:

        > If you are not already a member there, I recommend to join the QSI group
        >
        > http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/QSI-ccd/

        Thanks Rainer, will do.

        Greg
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