The Rouz Astro Active Cooling Kit is designed to cool ZWO ASI uncooled cameras with a 1x central bolt hole on the back of the camera.
A large aluminum heat sink and a high efficiency fan dissipates heat that lowers the thermal noise in the images, thus improving sensitivity and quality. It is designed as a forced air-cooling system as opposed to a Peltier cooler that can cause dew. It is easy to install, lightweight, silent, and uses very little power at only 0.6 watts.
According to the Rouz Astro team, “Tests of the Active Cooling Kit show over a 10 degrees Celsius drop in sensor temperature. The cooler the ambient air, the more efficient the kit becomes. One concern when using fans for cooling is that the vibration caused by the rotating parts may blur the image, this is solved here by mechanically isolating the fan with 4x silicon vibration suppression mounts. No part of the fan physically touches the cooler body and there is a small air gap between the fan and intake duct of the cooler.”
The Rouz Astro Active Cooling Kit standard version for nighttime use is black. The solar version is silver in color to reflect more heat, keeping it cooler. The material for the construction of both versions is PETG, which offers strength, durability and is heat resistant up to 70 degrees Celsius. Thermal coupling paste is provided along with all the necessary stainless-steel hardware and installation takes just a few minutes.
You can learn more about the Rouz Astro Active Cooling Kit here.
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