Modified to Deep Cooled CCD camera

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Modified to Deep Cooled CCD camera

Postby kimo » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:43 pm

Hi,

I just Modified DSI Pro into Deep Cooled CCD camera as a curiosity / Fun and to learn.

The CCD Box containing DSI PRO (circuit board only), Peltier device, Humidity sensor, Thermometer sensor, Metal bar for CCD and Drying Agent. I will show the camera very soon.

External devices:
1: Digital temperature controller.
2: Humidity and thermometer device.
3: Extra power supply

Dark frames were taken with this CCD. Ambient temperature was 30.6deg. I don’t know if it is worth for Singapore SKY ha..ha.

Thanks.

1min 30.6Deg
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1min 20Deg
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1min 15deg
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1min 8 deg
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1min 4deg
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2min 4 deg
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Re: Modified to Deep Cooled CCD camera

Postby cloud_cover » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:42 pm

It is! You can now go after planetary nebulae with a long focal length scope and narrowband filters! Most planetaries are small, not needing a large sensor unless you have such a long scope.
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Re: Modified to Deep Cooled CCD camera

Postby roma_my » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:57 pm

Able to post the image of the modification process? Thanks.
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Re: Modified to Deep Cooled CCD camera

Postby kimo » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:50 pm

I took some images.

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Re: Modified to Deep Cooled CCD camera

Postby kimo » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:48 pm

Hi,
Today, I took Moon sample pic with this CCD cam, Sky is very cloudy at this moment . The ambian Temp was 29.3C, camera temp set to -2Deg cel below 0Deg C. I wanted to enshure that there is no Air Contamination. Telescope is 80mm refractor. It is a single Raw pic, no process was done. Focus were not very good as i used hand focus.

Thanks.

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