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Using the Lynxx CCD Camera on a Small Telescope for Variable Star Observations


Gary P. Emerson

E. E. Barnard Observatory, Golden, CO 80403


Stephen J. Little

Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy., University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309


Received: December 19, 1991




The new small CCD cameras combined with a short focal length lens (a three-inch lens at f/4.0) of high quality produce a combination that we have found ideal for observing variable stars to magnitude 15 with exposures as short as 5 minutes.  The potential and future implications for AAVSO observations with this type of system is great.  A discussion of this system and some representative observations are presented, and some of the implications for future AAVSO data acquisition are discussed.


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