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This set of images was collected with my Takahashi Epsilson 210 with a SXV-H9C camera.

The iCCD software (Mac OS X on a Powerbook G4) was used to process the series of 15 (60 sec) images.

The top image is the sum of the images with a Lucy-Richardson deconvolution.

The second image is the sum prior to the deconvolution.

These images have been scaled down from the full size of the chip, ~800 by 600 pixels here. Click the image to get the full version.

It was a cold night (2/18/2005) but it was the first time that I had been able to image since 9/11/2004.

It was the first time that I imaged after attempting to collimating the Epsilon. I think that it might be worse now than it was before the attempt.

It was also the first test of my mount roller system pictured above. This worked exceptionally well.

The jump test during imaging showed no negative effects. Although, it is hard to jump up and down in cold weather gear.

The mount roller will be made commercially available soon, including a kinematical version.