Low noise, great resolution. No problems with dew or cooling. . .no problems at all. The weight is not an issue; it hangs off the end of my rather long and lightweight TeleVue ns101np without any problem. Cooling runs fun though it’s not a big challenge here in SoCal. Darks, flats and flat darks cleaned up the image without any artifacts. That was the problem with the ASI294: using a light pollution filter brought out all sorts of weird things in the background. No so with this camera, not even with the Triad Ultra.
Have had this camera for about 5 months, have taken many deep sky images thru my refractors and C11 Edge scopes. Camera is extremely sensitive to capture faint outer regions of galaxies possible, and nicely reveals the subtle red and blue coloration between the nucleus and outer arm regions as well as red Ha regions. No amp glow, very negligible noise in dark frames. I usually set camera temp to -5 or -10C. Is very lightweight and easy to balance on any size scope. Between the superior resolution and sensitivity I'm not sure what more you could ask for a camera anywhere near the price point, or much higher, especially if you're wanting to capture deep images of faint objects with ease.
I’ve had the camera for just a few weeks now and used it two nights. I’ve also taken a library of darks at different exposure lengths. I’m creating the master darks and biases I am STUNNED at how lovely a dark can be. If you have used other cameras that have amp glow, you will recognize star patterns, or rectangles along the sides, or blowouts in one corner. This camera’s dark is a uniform black and grey with only a few speckles of white. There is NO amp glow. As advertised. Also my flats show nearly zero tilt on the image sensor. Collimated stars look the same in all four corners. I’m super excited and the potential for this camera. Mostly I’m excited that I can take longer exposures And expect uniform and predictable noise floor that I can easily calibrate out. For me it was worth upgrading to this sensor.
This is the camera I’ve always wanted. Literally no AMP GLOW and you really don’t have to use flats,darks,bias. You’ll still produce a great image being a APS-C sensor. Don’t hesitate to grab this bad boy.
I am very excited about using this new large format ZWO - CMOS color camera. The high resolution and low noise capability rivals many CCD cameras at a much lower cost. I am using this new camera with the OPT quad narrow band filter and have taken some of my best images ever with this combination.
I have been using the ASI2600 with my Celestron RASA 11- has provided excellent results - a step up from the ASI071 camera. low noise, 16bit dynamic range, cooling down to -35 below ambient and no “frosting”. My only complaint is ZWO sent wrong adapters with the camera - however, would highly recommend the ASI2600.