CCD Temperature Graph

 

This window shows a graph of the CCD temperature and thermoelectric cooler power.  The CCD temperature is graphed in red.  The cooler power is graphed in green.  In addition there is a dashed line showing the trend of the CCD temperature over time.

 

The Stop button will stop recording of the temperature data.  The button will change its text to Start to indicate that pushing the button again will start recording the temperature data.

 

The Clear button will clear the existing data in the graph.

 

The Save button allows the data to be saved in a comma delimited text format for evaluation or preservation of the data.

 

The Update Interval setting tells CCD Commander how often to query and plot the temperature and cooler power.  The update interval can be set from 5 to 30 seconds.

 

These graphs are a very useful tool to check that your imaging session did not have any temperature problems.