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CCD Images - Session 559 (2013-12-28)

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Objects Session Notes
Bullet M37 - Open Cluster
Bullet Sky Views - Oculus All Sky Camera, First Light (2013-12-29)
Bullet Photometric Monitoring - Variables
- None
Bullet Astrometric Monitoring - Nearby Stars
- None
- Evening session (1.5 hrs duration).  Becoming cloudy
- Session operated under semi-automated control, with remote monitoring from indoors computer.  
- Ambient Temperature:  -1.0 degC minimum
- CCD operation -25 degC (at 75% average cooling).  
- main objectives of the combined session was to continue preparations towards an effective  return to imaging, concentrating on the following
- Polar Alignment Check & adjustment 
- tracking rate and adjustment
- Notes 2013-12-28

M37 - Open Cluster

M37 

Image

CCD Image (75% scale)
3 x 10 sec exposure (average combine,), 2x2 binning, C filter, 
2013-12-28 23:27hUT (#559009-13)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME

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Sky Views  - Oculus All Sky Camera, First Light (2013-12-29)

First Light Image from Oculus All Sky Camera in Permanent Position - 2013-12-29
Image 
30s exposure, 1x1 binning, 75% scale 
2013-12-29, 17:56 UT (#00000389), LST 00:22
Oculus All-Sky Camera, 180 lens 
  
First Light Image - Panorama
Geometry projected using IRIS software package, Sky Glow from Local City and villages
Image
  
First Light Image - Detail (100% scale, cropped)
Stars sharp at zenith but become increasingly distorted (radially stretched) at lower altitudes
M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) is recognisable
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Variable Stars

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