Category Archives: Cameras

Fun with Astrometrics! and a Near Earth Object

As some of you may know, I have recently been experimenting with the capability of our observatory equipment to accurately measure the position of objects in the telescope camera images. Things outside of our solar system don’t change position much, … Continue reading

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Long Time Exposures for Deep Space

The CCD cameras at the observatory are very light sensitive but have a smaller number of “megapixels” as compared to the digital camera that you may be using at home. The CCD chip in many digital cameras today might also … Continue reading

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