Friday, November 21, 2008

Testing a worm ;-)

Ok folks! I did it! It took about 90 minutes to measure the periodic error of my mount using my Philips ToUCam webcam and the demo version of the excellent software PEMPro. After configuring PEMPro on my PC and solving a firewall problem to finally get the live video stream, I was able to start the measurement. Due to bad seeing conditions the star image wasn't stable enough to get a soft blue sinus curve without peaks. Anyway the error seems to be periodic and manageable. cs px