Long Exposure Results - 1/14/00
Below are screenshots from QCV2 using greyscale quickcam with varying long exposure settings.
Scope: 10 inch LX200 with Celestron f 6.3 focal reducer, wedge and cement pier
Greyscale quickcam in original plastic quickcam housing with anti-blooming disabled.
Temperature: Single digit Fahrenheit
Sky conditions: First Quarter Moon, partly cloudy, wind gusts and moderate light pollution
Since this was a test I was not concerned with acheiving a good focus. I did not guide any of the images. I recently replaced both drive assemblies in the LX200 and have not set up the PEC.
47 second exposure
80 second exposure
205 second exposure
Herring bone pattern is visible in all three
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