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Category: Astronomy Images
Posted by: Tom How
Do not get excited, I haven't taken any new data! This dataset of 7 x 900s frames of the NGC7822 region in sh2-171 dates from october. I'd hoped to add some more data but clearly I haven't, so I am calling it a day on this one.

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Posted by: Tom How
The weather finally decided the clear a couple of nights back- clear skies and no moon! Whatever next? Unfortunately it was very cold and a school night, so not perfect for revisiting astronomy for the first time in months.

Most of the kit actually worked, but the extreme low temps - around minus 6C, gave some problems with the camera. The Artemis camera doesn't have setpoint cooling, it just cools as much as it can below ambient. Of course, ambient was rather chilly, and the extreme cooling was causing condensation to form on the outside of the optical window in front of the camera - making imaging impossible.

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Category: General
Posted by: Tom How
The last few days has seen every type of weather. Rain, heavy snow, mist, fog and intense cold. However, astronomy weather has been in short supply for a couple of months.

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