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Equipment

Camera Technical Aspects

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Python

Fourier Transform Script

 

Data Log Books

16/10/13 Dark Frames: Dark Log Book 16/10/13

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  • Understand telescope
  • Understand flats
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Camera Technical Aspects

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23/10/13 Observation SB RC PH CH : Observation Log Book 23/10/13

30/10/13 Dark Frames + Cool Down Dark Frames + Activity Log: Dark Log Book 30/10/13

Project Meeting Minutes

24/10/13, GC SB RC PH CH Minutes from 24/10/13

 -- RyanCheale - 16 Oct 2013

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Boogert's Astro pages

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Auto Save Feature Maxim DL5
 

General concepts

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Activity Logs

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  -- RyanCheale - 16 Oct 2013

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Boogert's Astro pages

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  • Understand flats
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    • Stellarium
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Camera

  • CCD model:- ST-8XME
    • USB interfacing
    • Utlises Maxim DL Software for Hardware/Software integration
    • Area:- 1530x1020
    • Pixel Size:- 9 x 9 um
    • Chip Size:- 13.8 x 9.2 mm
    • Gain:- 2.39
    • Bits:- 16bit
    • Field of View:- 18.7' x 12.4'
    • Plate Scale:- 0.61 arcsec/px
  • CCD Detector Image Generation Steps[1]
    1. Charge Generation (Photoelectric Effect)
    2. Charge Collection (Photoelectrons collected via collection sites, collections sites are defined by electrode arrays formed on the CCD these are called gates)
    3. Charge Transfer (Voltage manipulation of gates so that electrons move down vertical & horizontal registers one pixel at a time, the register transports packets to the on-chip amplifier)
    4. Charge Detection (Charge packets are converted to a voltage, this can be digitially encoded and thus an image can be formed)
  • cooled camera - looking at effects of cooling for picture clairty (Semi conductor.. eletron.. fermi distribution)
  • 'MaxIm DL' for control of camera
    • Power on camera
    • Start maximDL
    • Select 'Camera' Icon
    • Connect Camera - SBIG Universal
    • 'Connect'
    • Set temperature in degrees C
    • Set fram type (Dark, Light, Bias, Flat)
    • Set Exposure Time
    • Begin.
Keywords
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  • Understand File Organisation Processes

Equipment

 
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Data and logs

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Camera Technical Aspects

Data Log Books

 
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References

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Activity Logs

 
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(1) CCD ST-8XME Manual June 2004, Retrieved(16/10/2013)
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23/10/13 Log
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    • Skygazer
    • Stellarium

Camera

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  • CCD model:- ST-8XME
 
    • USB interfacing
    • Utlises Maxim DL Software for Hardware/Software integration
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  • CCD Detector Image Generation Steps[1]
    1. Charge Generation (Photoelectric Effect)
    2. Charge Collection (Photoelectrons collected via collection sites, collections sites are defined by electrode arrays formed on the CCD these are called gates)
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    1. Charge Transfer (Voltage manipulation of gates so that electrons move down vertical registers one pixel at a time)
    2. Charge Detection
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    1. Charge Transfer (Voltage manipulation of gates so that electrons move down vertical & horizontal registers one pixel at a time, the register transports packets to the on-chip amplifier)
    2. Charge Detection (Charge packets are converted to a voltage, this can be digitially encoded and thus an image can be formed)
 
  • cooled camera - looking at effects of cooling for picture clairty (Semi conductor.. eletron.. fermi distribution)
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'maxim DL' for control of camera

  1. Power on camera
  2. Start maximDL
  3. Select 'Camera' Icon
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  • 'MaxIm DL' for control of camera
    • Power on camera
    • Start maximDL
    • Select 'Camera' Icon
    • Connect Camera - SBIG Universal
    • 'Connect'
    • Set temperature in degrees C
    • Set fram type (Dark, Light, Bias, Flat)
    • Set Exposure Time
    • Begin.
 Keywords
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  1. Light, bias, dark, flat shots
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  1. Light, bias, dark, flat frames
 

Data and logs

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Dark log book
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16/10/13 Dark Frames: Dark log book
 

References

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  • Targets
    • Skygazer
    • Stellarium
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Camera

ST8XME - model CCD

cooled camera - looking at effects of cooling for picture clairty (Semi conductor.. eletron.. fermi distribution)

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Camera

  • CCD model:- ST-8XM8
    • USB interfacing
    • Utlises Maxim DL Software for Hardware/Software integration
    • Area:- 1530x1020
    • Pixel Size:- 9 x 9 um
    • Chip Size:- 13.8 x 9.2 mm
    • Gain:- 2.39
    • Bits:- 16bit
    • Field of View:- 18.7' x 12.4'
    • Plate Scale:- 0.61 arcsec/px
  • CCD Detector Image Generation Steps[1]
    1. Charge Generation (Photoelectric Effect)
    2. Charge Collection (Photoelectrons collected via collection sites, collections sites are defined by electrode arrays formed on the CCD these are called gates)
    3. Charge Transfer (Voltage manipulation of gates so that electrons move down vertical registers one pixel at a time)
    4. Charge Detection
  • cooled camera - looking at effects of cooling for picture clairty (Semi conductor.. eletron.. fermi distribution)
 'maxim DL' for control of camera

  1. Power on camera
  2. Start maximDL
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  1. Select 'Camera' Icon
 
Keywords
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  Dark log book
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References

(1) CCD ST-8XME Manual June 2004, Retrieved(16/10/2013)

 -- RyanCheale - 16 Oct 2013

Revision 116 Oct 2013 - RyanCheale

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META TOPICPARENT name="WebHome"

Useful links

Boogert's Astro pages

General concepts

  • Understand camera
  • Understand telescope
  • Understand flats
  • Targets
    • Skygazer
    • Stellarium
Camera

ST8XME - model CCD

cooled camera - looking at effects of cooling for picture clairty (Semi conductor.. eletron.. fermi distribution)

'maxim DL' for control of camera

  1. Power on camera
  2. Start maximDL
Keywords

  1. Light, bias, dark, flat shots

Data and logs

Dark log book

-- RyanCheale - 16 Oct 2013

 
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