Video observing station inside of MTO.
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Observer's desk at MTO. Notice the video image of the sun rendered by the PC-164C video camera on the monitor screen. Above the table is a small Celestron 20x50 spotting scope and a short wave radio for receiving WWV time signals. A red gooseneck lamp arches over the monitor. A silver eyepiece case is located next to the monitor. A remote control for the monitor is located on the lower shelf. The declination axis and 55 lb. counterweight of the 12.5-inch is visible in the foreground.
PC-33C color video camera has a built-in microphone.
The observatory is equipped with a 450 line 0.4 LUX PC-33C color video camera from Super Circuits ™. It is used primarily for solar viewing, viewing the moon at public star parties, and for other uses.
PC-164C video camera attached to prime focus of the 12.5-inch Newtonian instrument.
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The observatory is equipped with a 0.0003 LUX low light PC-164C video camera from Super Circuits ™. It is originally used for testing the feasability of video occultation work as well as lunar, and solar, and planetary observing. It has essentially been replaced by the StellaCam EX and the PC-33C.
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