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

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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

 

Abstract

 

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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