QHY9 Woes and Solar yays

August 06, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Well, following my last post regarding the problems with the QHY9, Qui of QHY says in the forums to me that my top board is toast and needs a replacement.  The good news is that it seems like he'll send me one without any problems, the bad news is, of course, that it'll take awhile to get here from China.  I did a little work with the CCD tonight to confirm that the problem does still exist, and to gather a few more details on the problem, so hopefully that'll be enough to get the ball rolling.

On a more positive note though, solar imaging is fun.  Brian Tao was out yesterday doing our engagement photos and wanted to see the scope, so I fired it up briefly on the sun to show him a white light and Ha view.  This afternoon I got it running again to try to get a whole solar disk imaged, but it's obvious that I'm going to have to capture more space around the sun to make it look good.  I'm happy enough with the individual images, but when they stack there are some edges missing that I'd thought would be there.. aw well, I'm getting there!


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