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Complete list of observing / image processing notes in reverse chronological order :

Bullet Year >   | 2017 | 2016 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 |

 

 

2017

 
Bullet 2017-02-07 Notes  (S00601.2) - Automated Guiding, PHD2 Connection & Control, SharpCap Connection & Control
Bullet 2017-01-23 Notes  (S00601) - LX200 Problems (Dropped Connection/Unable to Get GPS Fix), ASCOM POTH Hub, Autoguiding with TS 80mm APO, SharpCap - Live Stacking with FWHM Filter Enabled
Bullet 2017-01-18 Notes  (S00600) - TS Photoline 80mm APO : Arrival, Daytime Tests, Mounting, First Light
Bullet 2017-01-17 Notes  (S00599.3) - LX200 Periodic Error / PEC, TPoint Software Issue
Bullet 2017-01-16 Notes  (S00599.2) - ZWO ASI178MC Camera: Read Noise
Bullet 2017-01-06 Notes  (S00599.1) - ZWO ASI178MC Camera: Installation,  Test Shots, First Light Image, AllSky Image, Software Notes
Bullet 2017-01-02 Notes  (S00598.3) - Observatory Software Issues/Fixes, Periodic Error Assessment, PHD2 Guiding Software

 

 

2016

 
Bullet 2016-12-30 Notes  (S00598.2) -  Plans for New Equipment in 2017, Planetary Camera Selection (ZWO ASI178MC), Planetary Image Capture & Processing Software
Bullet 2016-12-27 Notes  (S00598.1) -  LX200 Main Board Failure, RA Drive Issue, Diagnostics & Tension Spring Adjustment, LX200 Settings

 

 

2013

 
Bullet 2013-12-28 Notes  (S00559) -  Guide Chip Image Scale, Pixel Size and Placement, Oculus All Sky Camera Installation & First Light
Bullet 2013-12-20 Notes  (S00557) - 
Bullet 2013-11-27 Notes  (S00556) - LX200/Autostar II Firmware Update to 4.2G, USB Hub/COM Settings, Systems Test, TPoint Mapping Run, Polar Alignment Check, Tracking Rate Check & Adjustment
Bullet 2013-11-18 Notes  (S00555) - New Setup with AO-8 (adaptive options system), Polar Alignment Check, Focusing, Flats, Imaging Improvement Plan

 

 

2012

 
Bullet 2012-08-03 Notes  (S00512) - Impact of having an up-to-date flat field on final image (M101)

 

 

2011

 
Bullet 2011-01-20 Notes  (S00449) - Start-Up Gremlins

 

 

2010

 
Bullet 2010-11-10 Notes  (S00435) - Spectral Image Focusing, Spectra Filter Test for Zero Order Shift
Bullet 2010-09-26 Notes  (S00429) - Spectra Filter Focussing, Spectra Imaging
Bullet 2010-02-17 Notes  (S00413 )- 12" LX200 ACF Return to Service, Polar Alignment Checks, Focus Offsets
Bullet 2010-01-18 Notes  (S00411) - Temporary Setup - 8" LX200 Classic & ST-10XME, Filter Wheel changes, Focus Offsets Filter Flats, Focuser Coefficients, Polar Alignment Adjustment
Bullet 2010-01-02 Notes  (S00410) - LX200R/Autostar II, System Failure, Fault Finding and Restore Attempts 

 

 

2009

 
Bullet 2009-12-27 Notes  (S00409) - LX200R Autostar II / Handbox problems, Aladin Software (IC 95, M101))
Bullet 2009-12-26 Notes  (S00408) - P Cyg Spectrography, Vega Spectroscopy revisited 
Bullet 2009-12-10 Notes  (S00403) - PEC Refinement
Bullet 2009-11-08 Notes  (S00397) - XO-2b Exoplanet Transit
Bullet 2009-12-04 Notes  (S00402) - Polar Alignment Adjustment
Bullet 2009-09-19 Notes  (S00389) - Remnant CCD electron counts / images of M110
Bullet 2009-08-07 Notes  (S00382) - Collimation Checks, Focuser Coefficients (12" LX200R operating at f/5.7)
Bullet 2009-06-07 Notes  (S00372) - LX200R Slewing -  Software Routine Testing
Bullet 2009-05-28 Notes  (S00370) - PEC Refinement
Bullet 2009-04-30 Notes  (S00365) - Linearity Checks, TPoint Mapping Attempt
Bullet 2009-04-05 Notes  (S00361) - Collimation Checks
Bullet 2009-04-01 Notes  (S00360) - Collimation, Seeing/Atmospheric Refraction Effects
Bullet 2009-03-29 Notes  (S00359) - Automated Filter Adjusted Focusing
Bullet 2009-03-21 Notes  (S00358) - Real-Time Focus Graphs, PEC Training, Polar Alignment Checks, Tracking Rate Issue, Flat Frames, Filter Flats
Bullet 2009-03-15 Notes  (S00357) - Restart from Park Position, Collimination, Focus Offsets
Bullet 2009-03-09 Notes  (S00356) - First Light for 12" LX200R + ST10XME, Star Blooming, Image Comparison, Collimation Issues.
Bullet 2009-03-05 Notes  (S00355) - Flats History / 8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
Bullet 2009-02-27 Notes  (S00351) - Ted Agos Universal Focal Reducer Adapter Tube

   

2008

 
Bullet 2008-11-16 Notes  (S00324) - CCD Tests, Gain, Read-Out Noise, Dark Current
Bullet 2008-10-18 Notes  (S00316) - Dark Frame - Reducing Dark Current with CCD age
Bullet 2008-10-04 Notes  (S00310) - Automated Slew, Locate and Guide, Automated guiding performance (HD 209458)
Bullet 2008-09-27 Notes  (S00306) - Automated Slew, Locate and Guide, Automated guiding performance (SS Cyg)
Bullet 2008-09-25 Notes  (S00305) - Slew and Jog Analysis (S297-305)
Bullet 2008-09-22 Notes  (S00304) - Temperature Coefficient - LX200
Bullet 2008-09-11 Notes  (S00301) - Image Linking - Raw Images for Target Centering / Reduced Images DY Per
Bullet 2008-07-23 Notes  (S00296) - Optec TCF-S Focuser, Temp Coefficient
Bullet 2008-05-07 Notes  (S00286) - Stellar Spectra - Repeatability
Bullet 2008-05-02 Notes  (S00285) - Focusing - Star Analyser 100, Autofocusing, Temperature Monitoring
Bullet 2008-03-12 Notes  (S00276) - Focus Profiles, Temperature Coefficient
Bullet 2008-02-19 Notes  (S00266) - Optec TCF-S Focuser, Focal Ratio, Critical Focus Range, Collimation Check
Bullet 2008-01-11 Notes  (S00252) - Polar Alignment Adjustment, Periodic Error check

   

2007

 
Bullet 2007-12-07 Notes  (S00240) - TPoint Mapping Run
Bullet 2007-10-02 Notes  (S00218) - TPoint Mapping Run
Bullet 2007-09-10 Notes  (S00211) - Polar Alignment
Bullet 2007-09-03 Notes  (S00210) - TPoint Mapping Run
Bullet 2007-08-27 Notes  (S00208) - CCD Assisted Polar Alignment
Bullet 2007-05-24 Notes  (S00199) - Baseline Image Analysis - HAT-P-2 (Sessions 196-199), Autoguiding Between Frames & Re-Analysis of images of MPL 2006 VV2 taken 2007-04-01 (S187), Simulated Trace with Periodic Error)
Bullet 2007-05-19 Notes  (S00198) - Further Base Line Observations of HAT-P-2
Bullet 2007-05-14 Notes  (S00197) - Further Base Line Observations of HAT-P-2
Bullet 2007-05-07 Notes  (S00196) - Base Line Observations of XO-2 & HAT-P-2, Diffraction Spike Patterns
Bullet 2007-03-02 Notes  (S00179) - Sun - Mosaic Imaging & Construction

   

2006

 
Bullet 2006-11-17 Notes  (S00153) - Example of Poor Seeing - Groombridge 34
Bullet 2006-09-09 Notes  (S00142) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-09-08 Notes  (S00141) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-09-07 Notes  (S00140) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-09-06 Notes  (S00139) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-09-04 Notes  (S00138) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-09-02 Notes  (S00137) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-09-01 Notes  (S00136) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-08-26 Notes  (S00135) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-08-24 Notes  (S00134) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-08-08 Notes  (S00133) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-08-05 Notes  (S00132) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-07-23 Notes  (S00131) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-07-17 Notes  (S00130) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-06-25 Notes  (S00129) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-06-14 Notes  (S00128) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-05-24 Notes  (S00127) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-05-12 Notes  (S00126) - Sky Conditions, RT Aug Analysis/Results
Bullet 2006-05-10 Notes  (S00125) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-05-09 Notes  (S00124) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-05-08 Notes  (S00123) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-05-05 Notes  (S00122) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-05-03 Notes  (S00121) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-04-29 Notes  (S00120) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-04-28 Notes  (S00119) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-04-27 Notes  (S00118) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-04-26 Notes  (S00117) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-04-23 Notes  (S00116) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-02-20 Notes  (S00115) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-02-10 Notes  (S00114) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-02-02 Notes  (S00113) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2006-01-31 Notes  (S00112) - Sky Conditions, Frost Slugs
Bullet 2006-01-30 Notes  (S00111) - Sky Conditions, Frost Slugs & Ice Reflections
Bullet 2006-01-11 Notes  (S00110) - Sky Conditions, Impact of Light Wind on Dew Shield
Bullet 2006-01-03 Notes  (S00109) - Sky Conditions, 2x2 vs 1x1 binning compared
Bullet 2006-01-01 Notes  (S00108) - Sky Conditions, Impact of Light Dew/Condensation, Use of Log brightness scaling / False Colour
 

2005

 
Bullet 2005-12-21 Notes  (S00107) - Sky Conditions, Sky Brightness Survey
Bullet 2005-12-18 Notes  (S00105) - TPoint Mapping
Bullet 2005-11-05 Notes  (S00104) - Bright Star Tests
Bullet 2005-10-30 Notes  (S00102) - Sky Conditions, RR Lyrae Photometric Analysis, Sky Brightness Survey
Bullet 2005-10-28 Notes  (S00101) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2005-10-16 Notes  (S00100) - Sky Conditions
Bullet 2005-10-13 Notes  (S00099) - Sky Conditions, RR Lyrae Photometric Analysis, Altair glare/focus, Star Elongation Analysis
Bullet 2005-10-08 Notes  (S00098) - Sky Conditions, RR Lyrae Photometric Analysis, Zero Point/Dew Condensation, Refocussing Issues
Bullet 2005-10-05 Notes  (S00097) - Sky Conditions, Delta Cepheid Magnitude Analysis
Bullet 2005-10-02 Notes  (S00096) - Sky Conditions, Sky Brightness Survey
Bullet 2005-09-30 Notes  (S00095) - Sky Conditions, False Plate Solution Matches, M37 Mosaic Attempt
Bullet 2005-09-18 Notes  (S00094) - Sky Conditions, Positioning Error Analysis, Elongated Stars Analysis, Variable Star Patrol Tool
Bullet 2005-09-02 Notes  (S00093) - Sky Brightness Survey, Sky Conditions, S/N Data
Bullet 2005-08-14 Notes  (S00092) - Sky Brightness Survey, Sky Conditions
Bullet 2005-08-08 Notes  (S00091) - HD 209458 (Osiris) - Extra-Solar Planet Transit, Sky Conditions
Bullet 2005-08-05 Notes  (S00090) - Sky Conditions, Temporary Frost Effect in CCD Camera
Bullet 2005-06-10 Notes  (S00089) - Sky Brightness, Astronomical Sharpness / Seeing, Fine Focusing/Direct Read-Out of FWHM
Bullet 2005-06-06 Notes  (S00088) - Parfocal Test - B Filter / Image Linking
Bullet 2005-05-17 Notes  (S00087) - M27 Colour Image Construction, Master Flats)
Bullet 2005-01-15 Notes  (S00082b) - Dark Current Investigations
Bullet 2005-01-05 Notes  (S00082) - LX200 Tracking Problem - Counter Weight Balancing 
 

2004

Bullet 2004-12-28 Notes (S00081) - Flat Frame Components, M61 Image Processing 
Bullet 2004-12-07 Notes (S00078) - Wedge/Polar Axis Adjustments, PEC Training
Bullet 2004-09-07 Notes (S00071) - Albireo Star Field - Enhanced Image Display & Magnitude Limits
Bullet 2004-08-20 Notes (S00066) - HD 209458 Extra-Solar Planet Detection - Dry Run
 

2003

Bullet 2003-11-21 Notes (S00054) - Frost Slugs on M33/M1 Images, Sky Brightness Survey
 

2002

Bullet 2002-09-20 Notes (S00026) - Magnitude Reach, Uranian Moons, Double-Double in Lyra, M92 Glob. Cluster 
Bullet 2002-09-12 Notes (S00025) - Telescope collimation, Uranian Moons, Master Flats)
Bullet 2002-08-31 Notes (S00022) - Identification of Uranian Moons 
Bullet 2002-03-07 Notes (S00019) - Flat Fielding, Mosaic Construction, Aligning Planet Images, FWHM Analysis
Bullet 2002-02-16 Notes (S00017) - duplicate of S00019 
Bullet 2002-01-31 Notes - CCD Imaging Performance (2001-Oct to 2002-Jan)
Bullet 2002-01-17 Notes (S00016) - Drift Imaging, FWHM analysis, Betelguese, Autoguiding, Dew 
Bullet 2002-01-11 Notes (S00015) - Autoguiding Analysis, FWHM Analysis - Horsehead Nebula Images, Dew 
 

2001

 
Bullet 2001-12-20 Notes (S00014) - FWHM Analysis - M36 Image) 
Bullet 2001-12-14 Notes (S00013) - FWHM Analysis, Autoguding Analysis) 
Bullet 2001-09-25 Notes (S00002) - FWHM Analysis, Deconvolution processing of Double-Double Image (Lyra) 

 


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