Replacing the SI 1100 and the EMCCD

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[[File:unnamed.jpg|300px|thumb|right|The SI and the EMCCD. The SI camera is in use in this configuration.]]
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2020.11.12.: There is a new platform for two cameras at the bottom of the 1m RCC telescope.
 
2020.11.12.: There is a new platform for two cameras at the bottom of the 1m RCC telescope.
  
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If you want to change the cameras, unscrew the holding screw of the one that is in use, approximately 8-10 turns. Then pull the camera on the rails to the end. You cannot drop the camra from the platform, so pull it as far as out as you can. Screw it back with the holding screw.
 
If you want to change the cameras, unscrew the holding screw of the one that is in use, approximately 8-10 turns. Then pull the camera on the rails to the end. You cannot drop the camra from the platform, so pull it as far as out as you can. Screw it back with the holding screw.
[[File:unnamed1.jpg|300px|thumb|right|The SI and the EMCCD. The EMCCD camera is in use in this configuration.]]
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Unscrew the other camera, and push it to the light path. Screw the camera back with the holding screw.
 
Unscrew the other camera, and push it to the light path. Screw the camera back with the holding screw.

Revision as of 20:02, 17 November 2020

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The SI and the EMCCD. The SI camera is in use in this configuration.

2020.11.12.: There is a new platform for two cameras at the bottom of the 1m RCC telescope.

You can switch the two mounted instruments easily. You can do this alone, but you can ask for help if you are unsure!

If you want to change the cameras, unscrew the holding screw of the one that is in use, approximately 8-10 turns. Then pull the camera on the rails to the end. You cannot drop the camra from the platform, so pull it as far as out as you can. Screw it back with the holding screw.

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The SI and the EMCCD. The EMCCD camera is in use in this configuration.

Unscrew the other camera, and push it to the light path. Screw the camera back with the holding screw.

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The holding screw and the Allen/hex key.

If you want to install a third camera, move both cameras away from the light path. Find the yellow box in the third red cabinet from the left. Apply the extension with the screws provided in the box, and mount he camera on the extension. There is only one position you can mount the extension.

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The mounting extension box and the Allen/hex key.

Don't touch the cables! You shouldn't disconnect anything during the procedure.

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The cabinets. The extension box (yellow) and the hex key is in the third from the left.

Check the cameras from m5 or m16 respectively.

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The camera platform and the two cameras on the 1m RCC telescope

Start using the EMCCD: Usage of OCELOT on the RCC

Or the SI camera: Usage of the SI 1100S on the RCC

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