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DkN

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Post Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:42 am

Re: atik 460 cooler fail

Got the word. Peltier is failing. 40$ to replace it and 40$ to ship it back. Plus they will clean, align and test it for no additional. So all in 182$. If I had chosen a slower option tonsend it there it would if cost less. But I may have this thing back before the next new moon.
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Post Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:56 am

Re: atik 460 cooler fail

Very nice! That's not too bad a cost at all.
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Post Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:11 am

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That's great news.
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Post Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:02 pm

Re: atik 460 cooler fail

Atik has been paypal'ed. I usually hear from them once I wake up, another fun part of them being across the atlantic. But hopefully next email will be a shipping tracking number.
Jeff

SV80ST w/ Moonlite CFL
GSO6RC w/ Moonlite CSL
ATIK 460EX mono Starlight Xpress Lodestar SX OAG & FW
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Post Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:04 am

Re: atik 460 cooler fail

I'm ready to put my ATIK on my RC. Chris's heart mosaic has pushed me over the edge.

I have been shooting a huge swatch of the Sadr Region with my 127 but am at a standstill until this moon books outta town.

I'm glad I took your advice and kept the Atik. They really do have good customer support.

Anyway the word on the street is that QSI is dissolving after the loss of the primary. That's a real shame.
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Post Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:44 pm

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Where did you hear that?
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Post Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:18 pm

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I sent you a message with the details.

The word is that the 2nd in line has opted out. Everything is up for sale.
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ATIK 460 EX Mono, ZWO ASI 1600 MM cool
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:12 am

Re: atik 460 cooler fail

The 460 is repaired. Let's add up the time/cost in case anyone is researching Atik and worried about using a company from outside the US. Saturday Sep 23 I confirmed something wasn't right with camera, emailed Atik. Support ticket opened in Monday the 25th. They asked if I could check the amp draw. Using a multitester I put device into amp mode placed red lead in + plug attached black lead to the + side if the camera power wire (this is in Series.) Powered cooling to 100% shows .33 amps, reported this to Atik. Sep 26th Atik responds that it looks like a hardware fail must be sent back. Camera sent via DHL express at 5pm EST the 26th for $102 . Camera arrives Atik on 28th, Atik confirms receipt. Oct 4 Atik confirms peltier failure quotes price at $80. I approve repairs. PayPal sent, there was a VAT tax and PayPal fees total for repair and shipping back was $96. Oct 5th Atik confirms receipt of paypal. Atik replies camera repaired. Now waiting for tracking number and shipment.

These guys are Rockstars.
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SGP, EQMOD, PI, PS
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Post Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:55 am

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Post Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:24 pm

Re: atik 460 cooler fail

Camera arrived today. Total 15 days. Quite happy with that.
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SGP, EQMOD, PI, PS
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Post Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:23 pm

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That is awesome. I placed an order in Fla. and it took 7 days to get here!!! 15 days for Overseas and fixing and returning is awesome.
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Post Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:23 pm

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And here you thought it was going to be over a month. That's great. You pretty much got a new camera for a hundred or so bucks. Good job.
ES ED-102, Carbon 127, GSO RC-8, Celestron C-11,
ATIK 460 EX Mono, ZWO ASI 1600 MM cool
NEQ6, ST80, Lodestar X2,
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:19 am

Re: atik 460 cooler fail

Set it up on the bench last night. Had some issues getting it to connect to the software probably because I was horsing with all the drivers and software when I wasn't sure it was a hardware fail. Got that sorted. It connected and cooled as it should. Indoor temps of 24C and it cool to -5 with 96% power. That is expected. I setup a new sequence for Bias and Darks. 250bias and 25 darks from 120s to 900s haven't looked at them yet. I'm gonna compare them to the last set of darks I didn't a few months ago and I'll bet you'll see a difference that will be the cooler failing.....
Jeff

SV80ST w/ Moonlite CFL
GSO6RC w/ Moonlite CSL
ATIK 460EX mono Starlight Xpress Lodestar SX OAG & FW
Astronomik LRGB +Ha 12nm OIII 12nm SII 12nm IDAS LPS P2
SGP, EQMOD, PI, PS
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:06 am

Re: atik 460 cooler fail

Probably so. I hate shooting dark libraries.

How long do you keep your libraries before you replace them?
ES ED-102, Carbon 127, GSO RC-8, Celestron C-11,
ATIK 460 EX Mono, ZWO ASI 1600 MM cool
NEQ6, ST80, Lodestar X2,
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

Website http://www.redstickastro.com
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:02 am

Re: atik 460 cooler fail

I couldn't see a difference in old vs new Darks.
Once a year, I'll reshoot them. Having my new regulated power supply is great. No need to drag in a battery.
Jeff

SV80ST w/ Moonlite CFL
GSO6RC w/ Moonlite CSL
ATIK 460EX mono Starlight Xpress Lodestar SX OAG & FW
Astronomik LRGB +Ha 12nm OIII 12nm SII 12nm IDAS LPS P2
SGP, EQMOD, PI, PS
Boxes of DIY
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