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Scott Jamieson is the first person to send Mel and myself an
photo taken while using ScopeII and Sidereal Technology's servo
Here is his second photo he emailed us on 11/08/04:
Hello Dan and Mel,
Just an update.....
Thought you might like to see my
latest image. I have never obtained tracking this good on my LX200
and I have not bothered to try PEC because the variation in my wire
drive is not periodic and is only about 8 ^sec. though there are
occasional random jumps about 20 ^sec. The Horsehead image is 20 images
40 seconds long with no guiding using track and accumulate on my ST9.
Only processing was DDP in CCDOPS.
This is a quote from an email sent by Scott Jamieson to Mel Bartels and
Things are going well now and I am busy trying to
ready for Astrofest in September. Thought you might enjoy the fruits of
our labor. The mount is very crudely aligned since I am modifying it
but I was able to get decent tracking for about 10 seconds at a time.
I took 8 images of 10 seconds apiece in CCDOPPS Track and Accumulate.
was with approximated ratios, one-star alignment, no
but I was quite thrilled with the results this early in the refinement
So far the double-fork design is
good but I wont know how good until I get a stable base on it.
Thanks again for all of your
and a fine product!