Some pictures taken at various stages of construction :

Updated: 8 Feb 2001


The two PC boards populated (except for the ICs)


 The diecast aluminium box that I am using with TEC, eyepiece tube, cold finger, Pentium CPU heatsink/fan and watch glass window (internal dimensions of the box 82x82x33mm)




The box lid with cutouts for the D-sockets and TEC/cold finger


The cold finger is attached through the hole in the lid to the heatsink/fan




The tested PCBs attached to box lid (the CPU heatsink/fan can be seen at the bottom)



The completed camera just before final testing


First light images - single 10 second exposure using a C11 at prime focus (2x2 binning) - Tucanae 47 Globular


A single 5 second exposure using a C11 at prime focus (1x1 binning) - Tarantula Nebula


In testing, the camera achieved a cold finger temperature of -80C with an ambient temperature of 230C

For parts availability in Australia see here

Thanks to Kenn Lynch for his invaluable assistance with construction


Official Audine Camera Site (in French and English)

Rick Smith's Genesis Camera - based on the Audine

Blair Batty's Canadian Audine Site (in English)

John Hills - Email :

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