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Horizontal blooming in the KAF8300 CCD

This gallery is to document the "horizontal blooming" inherent in the Kodak KAF8300 CCD, when binned.

See http://theworldofastronomy.blogspot.com/2011/05/horizontal-blooming-in-kodak-kaf8300.html
or the discussion here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sci_astro_amateur/message/362
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Example showing absence of horizontal blooming when not binned.

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..is actually horizontal blooming.

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Suspected tracking error...

..is actually horizontal blooming.

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Example showing tracking error AND horizontal blooming

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Unbinned 10 minute exposure

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