Absolutely recommend - worth every eurocent :-)Review by Wacha on 11.11.2021 23:13:54
( 5 / 5 )
After been using veTEC533 over last few months I have to agree with other reviews.
This is absolutely solid product - starting with imaging/sensor quality, TEC performance to overall high build quality and accessories: included Power Supply, built in IR-Cut filter (*little bit more about it later) and the pelican case. This whole package is top notch and it is pleasure to operate and handle this device.
I have had literally zero problems getting off the ground with this gem (admittedly this is my first dedicated astro-cam). I've been using it with Windows/ASCOM (N.I.N.A., Sharpcap, APT, Firecapture) as well as Linux/INDI (Astroberry/KStars) environments. Never has this thing underperformed or let me down.
One thing to note - it's only in latest INDI environment that I get full sensor resolution subs (3008 x 3008). In N.I.N.A. I get 3008 x 3000 and in ASCOM/DirectShow 3000x3000. I am running Touptek drivers in Windows but it was same with the ones from Omegon website. I don't get it but I just go with, making sure I have separate calibration frames for Linux and Windows sessions.
The IR-Cut filter remarks.
I find this to be good quality filter and I haven't observed anything unusual in the subs.
It is however worth to consider carefully if fixed IR-CUT filter is something for you. For example, I often swap between l-nHance and no filter at all to avail of built-in Luminance. But this means I have to reconfigure my optical train past flattener as l-eNhance (actually any filter) changes optimal backfocus distance (in my case by 0.3mm). Alternatively I'd have to replace broadband with maybe another Luminance
filter of same thickness as broadband to maintain backfocus. And for this I'd be better off with AR window in camera and separate IR-Cut/Lum (like it is in equivalent ZWO) but I recognized this issue only some time after the purchase. Other then this I am perfectly happy with camera and I just leave with it, I'll probably get another Luminance filter as this may find use when I'll add mono to my collection.
Bottom line: this is great camera and I now look with confidence at Omegon for my other CCD needs.
Excellent camera for the moneyReview by S. V. on 25.04.2021 18:50:53
( 5 / 5 )
Everything associated with this camera works great and flawless. The properties this camera has are well seen and noticeable in comparison to other cameras in this range, (14bit ADC, small pixels, no amp glow) except for veTEC 571C which has bigger chip than 533, but that's all.
Tested camera last night and it performed great. The square sensor prevents any optical aberrations that may be visible out of optical axis. The cooling and ASCOM driver proved stable, no issues with my old USB2.0 laptop, no dew on the camera window, absolutely great!
Great camera, value for money!Review by Euripides on 24.02.2021 18:19:08
( 5 / 5 )
It was time to move on from my modified DSLR to a dedicated camera with cooling system. And yes, that was my best choice!
Great build quality, great packaging, even greater price!
Do you want amp-glow free captures? Yes, you can have it with this camera.
I just loved the square sensor!
The camera works great with a RPI4 with astroberry build. You have to select the ToupTek drivers and you are ready to go. It works flawlessly with SharpCap too (tested Win7 & Win10) with the appropriate drivers from the download section here.
Highly recommended for anyone who does not want to pay a lot for a camera with a cooling system.
For anyone interested, you can take a look here for results https://www.astrobin.com/users/Euripides/
It is a very good cameraReview by melodasi on 16.02.2021 09:46:30
( 4 / 5 )
I have now used this camera for a couple of weeks and my experience has been quite good.
The camera performance is very good, the TEC worked great and in my 5 minutes subs there was no trace of amp glow, also the camera is well built and it comes with a very solid transport case.
The camera has an integrated USB hub, so I was able to have the cables of the accessories well organised.
Form the negative side, I have had some challenges where the computer gets quite slow when I try to open Equipment Profile Manager in SGP and also the download get stuck a couple of times in this 4 weeks, but I guess that those issues are related to the camera drive and I hope Omegon will deliver a new version soon.
Also, I think that they could have more technical information about the sensor, like some sensor analysis as you see in some other brands.
All in all, I recommend the camera, good price, good built, good technical specs.
You can see some pictures sample here: https://www.astrobin.com/users/melodasi/
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