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71064Re: Frosting on ST8 camera

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  • mark_manner_spot_obsrv
    May 3, 2012
      The plugs that you can replace the dessicant with disposable packs work great on the ST series cameras. See link below to 'farpoint dessicant plug':

      http://www.optcorp.com/product.aspx?pid=12260



      --- In ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com, "rudieallison" <cherokeeridge1@...> wrote:
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      > When doing flats with my ST8 I noticed a bad case of frosting over. I followed the instructions to dry out the dessicant plug at 350 degrees in the oven but now when I look into the end of the plug I see what appears to be a solid metallic surface. I thought I glanced into the end before heating it and the surface appeared to be perforated with tiny holes to absorb the moisture. I am wondering if I ruined it when heating it or is this solid metallic surface that I am seeing normal??? Any advice on this subject will be appreciated. I also thought at one time someone else besides SBIG made a plug to fit this (if I have to buy a replacement) but I can't seem to find any other options now. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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