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Player One ACS (Active Cooling System)


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ACS (Active Cooling System) - Efficient Temperature Control for Solar and Planetary Cameras

Introducing the ACS (Active Cooling System) from Dark Clear Skies, the ultimate solution for efficient temperature control of your uncooled solar and planetary cameras. Designed to combat overheating during long exposure imaging, the ACS ensures optimal performance even in challenging weather conditions.

Why Choose ACS for Temperature Control?

With its external air-cooled design, the ACS effectively dissipates heat, preventing sensor temperature from rising to damaging levels. Say goodbye to camera shutdowns and compromised image quality caused by excessive heat. Take control of your astrophotography with the ACS and capture stunning solar and planetary images with confidence.

Compatibility and Setup

Featuring a robust construction and user-friendly setup, the ACS seamlessly integrates with cameras that already have a Passive Cooling System (PCS). Simply attach the ACS to your camera setup and experience improved temperature control for extended imaging sessions.

What`s Included in the Box?

Investing in the ACS not only protects your camera but also enhances your imaging capabilities. Whether you`re capturing solar features or diving into deep-sky objects, the ACS ensures stable and reliable performance, enabling you to achieve exceptional results.

Explore the wonders of the night sky without worrying about overheating issues. Trust in the ACS to provide the necessary temperature control for your uncooled camera, allowing you to focus on capturing breathtaking celestial images.

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What is ACS?

ACS (Active Cooling System) is a external air-cooled system, designed for solar and big format planetary cameras.

Why I need ACS?

ACS can provide much better temperature control for uncooled cameras. We all have some bad experiences in hot summer. The temperature of the sensor rising up and the camera shield becomming too hot to touch, We become afraid that the camera will not  work normally.

We have been aware of the heating problem before, so we added PCS (Passive Cooling System) to the camera. However In 2022, summer ambient temperature rose to  over 40℃ (104℉),  The camera sensor got close to 60℃ in no time using it under extreme sunlight.

Although our users said Player One camera is still working well in hot day, but we think it’s still has damage risk. So we decide to make this ACS unit, to provide much better temp control.

Take a look of following test graph:

Clearly, that when camera has PCS + ACS, temperature is only 7℃ higher than ambient, camera body is a little warm but won’t hot!

ACS is not only can be used in daylight for solar imaging, it also could be used in night for DSO lucky imaging.

Does my camera support ACS?

ACS is only useful on some uncooled cameras, not all of them. The camera must already has PCS in it, so that heat from sensor could transmit to the shield, then the ACS can dissipate heat by air cooling.

How to setup ACS?

Setup of ACS is simple, we wrote a quick guide, only has 6 steps. Please read the guide and setup your ACS correctly.

What’s in the box?


Player One ACS (Active Cooling System)