Author Topic: I fixed my camera's leaky sensor chamber with 4 COVID-19 RATs  (Read 351 times)

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Background notes:
- Different to consumer cameras, scientific cameras typically employ active cooling to achieve lower readout noise and lower dark current, cooling also improves readout noise linearity.
- The sensor is typically cooled to a constant, 15C, 5C, 0C.  Higher-end ones cool it to something ridiculous like -90C, such as EM-CCDs.
- The enclosure of the camera must be kept dry, otherwise, condensation will occur if the cooling is pushed too low.
- The sensor chamber is typically backfilled as well.  High-end ones use a vacuum hermetic seal.

Article here: https://macrocosmosblog.wordpress.com/2022/07/09/fix-your-andor-zyla-with-four-covid-19-rats/

Turns out, the fix was incredibly easy, took at most 10 minutes.
Photomicrography gallery: Instagram
Blog: Diatoms Australia
Andor Zyla 5.5 sCMOS | Hamamatsu ORCA-Flash V2 | Nikon Z6 | Olympus Microscope