Friday, August 11, 2006

Nerd Post - CCD woes

It seems that the CCD camera I've been using in the lab has decided to become tempermental... The camera itself works just fine, but the shutter keeps getting stuck. Because there's a thermo-electric cooler on the CCD chip which keeps the CCD around -20 C, I think that one half of the shutter keeps getting frozen. I hope I don't have to take the damn thing apart. That would really suck.

1 comment:

becks said...

It wouldn't be UT Astronomy if your CCD worked perfectly all the time. :)