Today I dismantled one of the webcams that had been damaged through a burnout. Nothing like moon being super bright – it happens when the scope accidentally points towards the sun during the day while waiting for the moon to come up. Not a pretty sight at all but considering the amount of heat it must have been exposed to, it did quite well. It could have burst into flames and do further damage. Despite the melt down the CCD still had some life in it!  

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I am still keeping my fingers crossed that the Zurrieq station webcam can be recovered – will know more after visiting this coming Thursday.

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