Things are coming along nicely.
Radiojove has been showing excellent data since we turned off and removed the desktop allsky1 computer system. It was radiating Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) like there was no tomorrow.
The Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance (SID1) system is giving good data as well… it runs at 40khz and picks up general noise from the sky.
Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance (SID2) system has been giving much better data for 4 or 5 days now, what with the antenna, receiver and data logging digital multimeter all moved into another room, 5m + away from the computers. We are now entering the data comparison stage where we take our and compare it up against other sources to see if we are actually getting real data and not just more RFI.
SID2 listens to a 24.0 khz transmitter in Cutler Maine (NAA) and receives it best at night when the ionosphere collapses into a better reflective layer.
FMMeteor continues to be down until we can replace the desktop atom CPU with something more powerful. Skypipe software tended to freeze up when collecting data from the FMMeteor radio.
Allsky1 is down until further notice (we need to find a laptop style computer to run it, to stop the RFI affecting radiojove). In the past Allsky1 had a laptop but it died.
Allsky2 is running very well, now with its modified internal airflow heater. We were getting nightly condensation on the inside of the dome before. It has been clear ever since, and some nights have gone down to -28C. Very nice!
Last night we attempted another imaging run of Jupiter.. but the clouds came in and it actually snowed a little on us and the scope. Working with the Azcendant Handyavi v4.3c software to both image and control the telescope. It is currently using an Olivon Digi-eyepiece, a 300kpixel CMOS camera, USB1.1 upto 320×240 and 30fps.