Jan 282018

I recently replaced the dome control electronics after the Foster Systems controller bit the dust and I replaced with a MaxDome II controller for rotation and shutter operation.  It’s working flawlessly so far and I couldn’t be happier.  I threw the 5″ refractor back in the observatory with the 16803 chipped camera for a widefield rig at 2.2 arcsec/pixel resolution.  Drizzle processing yields better star shapes/sampling than the low resolution would suggest.  Both images are cropped from the same image with 20.5 hours of total exposure time in the traditional Hubble Pallet.


  2 Responses to “Back in Operation with Pics to Prove It!”

  1. Beautiful Nathan! Please post to Knoxville Observers!

  2. Yay! So glad to see your equipment working and you getting some photons again, congrats!

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