Adding Shutter To Next ASI1600 Version

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another_mikey
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Adding Shutter To Next ASI1600 Version

Post by another_mikey » Thu May 17, 2018 2:39 am

So with more and more vendors coming out with their own version of the famous ASI1600 that ZWO pioneered, the one feature I am still surprised is not out there is adding a true shutter. It is maybe not as important for situations where you are running your gear in person, but for remote installations, it greatly simplifies the acquisition of dark frames. Whoever comes out with the first mono CMOS based 4/3 or larger camera with an integrated shutter will instantly be ahead of all the other companies. I am looking at getting a remote setup installed, and I would buy a 2nd ASI1600 camera (I love the one I have!) in a heartbeat if it only had this feature.

Has anyone at ZWO considered this?

ML

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Re: Adding Shutter To Next ASI1600 Version

Post by Sean.Wang » Fri May 18, 2018 4:03 am

Thank you for your very good suggestion, we will consider about it.
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Re: Adding Shutter To Next ASI1600 Version

Post by james_screech » Fri May 18, 2018 6:22 am

Please don't, it will make taking flats a big problem.

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Re: Adding Shutter To Next ASI1600 Version

Post by svenk123 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:34 pm

Why not use a 1,25" dark frame filter? You can put it in the EFW.

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Re: Adding Shutter To Next ASI1600 Version

Post by Sean.Wang » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:04 am

james_screech wrote:Please don't, it will make taking flats a big problem.

James
We know. If we don't have perfect solution, we won't add shutter to introduce more issues.
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