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The camera is hung in a state that requires a power cycling.
Camera fails to execute a software reset
The camera returns the error “failure in reset”
The leach controller window shows highly incorrect values in gain (e.g., -4095), amp, heat, bouncy castle etc.
Cycle the power on the camera on site (cannot be done remotely). It is unclear where this problem stems from.

M42 through the RCT’s Hα filter

A 30-second exposure of the HII region, M42 (the Orion Nebula) taken through the RCT’s Hα filter. The full-field image is nearly 10 arcminutes square with North up and East to the left. Major features such as the Dark Bay (upper left), the Bar and the Trapezium stars (center) are clearly visible. The zoomed image presents a more detailed view of the inner region of the nebula. Stars fainter than 16th magnitude jumping castle are visible near the Trapezium. Emission features such as ionized knots and shock fronts are clearly visible.