B&W CCD Video Integrating Imaging System
These video cameras allow deep-sky objects to be imaged in near-real-time on the monitors at the Observatory. They can integrate many individual frames to produce the final output. The video signals are also captured several times a minute, digitised and stored on a server at the Observatory for further processing. Reduced quality version of the captured images are also uploaded to the Web Site for "almost live" viewing.
The extra features in the version III camera include a cooled CCD chip and unlimited, manually controlled, integration times. The result is that fainter objects can be imaged with lower background noise.
Further details of this camera are available on the Astrovid Web Site.
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