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    Default ASI cameras how long can they run at one time?



    At the Seagrave Observatory in RI we are doing an eclipse day. We are planning to do a live feed to our meeting hall with a camera on my LS50 or LS80.

    The question I have is how long can either a 174 or 178 cooled run without harm?

    I have routinely used them for up to 60 minutes for imaging but wonder about how long can I run the camera(s) without hurting them?
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    Default Re: ASI cameras how long can they run at one time?

    Should be for hours on end.

    Maybe its different for Solar

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    Default Re: ASI cameras how long can they run at one time?

    I would guess as long as you want. Days even. As long as they don't overheat you should be fine.

    I'm starting to think a shield would be a good idea to keep the camera in the shade.

    Maybe putting power on it to run the fan but not running the peltier. I notice just the fan can keep the camera at a more reasonable temp.
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