I have been following the latest developments on CMOS cameras with interest and the concept of lucky imaging in general. It certainly seems that there is a new direction coming astrophotographer’s way, using high speed cameras and plenty of fast, cheap storage on USB3. This is going to require some top-down thinking with acquisition packages.
I’m puzzled though. When there are still some general implementation wrinkles to be ironed out and some outstanding fixes, why is ZWO been singled out for special attention in a beta? I can see that there are a few similar manufacturers, using cooled CMOS chips, all with attractive prices and with a range of mechanical and software quality. Surely, when a manufacturer’s device drivers are so-so, it is often an indicator of other things and I wonder about the decision to spend precious development time supporting it. This could be a TemperHum on steroids.