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Category: Astronomy Images
Posted by: Tom How
Managed the first decent image for a month

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Posted by: Tom How
Astrophotographers like to use a lot of different bits of software on their observatory computers. If you use more than one piece of software that attaches to your telescope mount, then you can save a lot of time, effort and mistakes by using an ASCOM hub.

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Posted by: Tom How
Astronomy CCD cameras have to be cooled to work properly. Most CCD sensors in astrophotography cameras sit on a thermoelectric cooler (peltier) which sucks the heat out of the chip and cools it to many tens of degrees below ambient. Because the CCD sensor is so cold, and water vapour nearby is quick to condense on the sensor.

Keeping cameras dry and free of water vapour is a never-ending battle for the imager, especially in damp British climes.

Have you tried molecular sieves instead of silica gel?

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