Here are some pictures of my first prototype meteor camera.
The components are:
|Camera||WAT 902H 1/2" CCD|
|Lens||Cosmicar Pentax Aspheric 4mm F0.75 1/3" TS407E-ASP|
|Capture Card||TW-100 4 port capture card with 64 bit drivers|
Windows 7 64 Bit
|DC Iris Control||WAT HC-01|
|Housing||Jaycar Aluminium External Camera Housing with Inbuilt Heater QC3331 and QC-3337 mounting bracket|
|Power||10amp Power supply from Jaycar|
Internal view showing the camera, lens and WAT HC-01 Iris control cable on the top.
The camera is mounted on the side of my observatory and is pointing south to keep the sun and moon out of the field of view.
First light meteor to celebrate the start of daylight savings : 2011/10/02 04:09AM
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