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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > CCD Cameras ASTRO > Classified #176634

For Sale: SOLD: SAC 7 with Peltier Cooling and all software $300 shipped

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This was a SAC 7 air cooled, but I had to improve it. I added a heat sink & Peltier cooler inside and a giant heat sink & fan outside. I custom cut a circular casing out of 2" thick Styrofoam To insulate it. The peltier and fan run on 12V DC and I isolated the fan with Neopreen washers to eliminate vibration. An indoor/outdoor thermometer monitors the colling (typically 25 below ambient). When I bought a D60 it kind of made this a lonely relic on a shelf, but it is actually a really good little camera. The SAC 7 is essentially a Steve Chambers modified Vesta being produced commercially. It comes with a bunch of software that makes it really powerful. Much easier than making the mods yourself. I ruined 2 Vestas before I gave up. I have owned a ST-237, as well, and I would actually choose the SAC 7 for its ease of use. These pictures from last fall show what it is capable of. A SAC 7b doesn't have insulation or a thermometer and costs almost $500. I am asking $300 and I will pay the shipping. The Original CD isn't shown in the picture, but I will of course include it. One other little known fact. Using the included astrovideo software, you can guide any Meade telescope with the 497 Autostar (ETX, LXD-55, etc) or the LX-200 command set. As far as I know it is the only way to guide an LXD-55. You need the serial cable to make it work, but pretty neat, nonetheless.

I am asking $300 shipped for everything (Paypal only). Also, I have a Near Infrared Filter that greatly improves the color balance by limiting the IR bleed that can overpower the red channel (Orion Nebula is more blue/purple/green than red like below). If you buy the camera, I will include it for just $25 more.

I am raising money to cover the earnest money for a house I have bid on, so I need to do paypal on this one.


Paul McCarl

P.S. I may go out and try some piggy back wide field with it tonight to see what I can get. Last Hurrah and all that.


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