JimG
JimG
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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

I mentioned earlier that I deferred the photo taking to my son-in-law. In hindsight, I wish I had taken at least a few - I'm sure I had time. But th...

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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

@dronebot-workshop Ironically, since your forecast was so good all week, and mine was so iffy, I think we had much better weather than you did. Ther...

2 months ago
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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

If you can make some filters to fit these, I think you'll find them perfect for the eclipse.

2 months ago
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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

I didn't get too far with my big binoculars. The vignetting is severe enough that it was almost impossible to even find the sun with them. And when ...

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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

Since I got such good results with my small binoculars, I decided to make a pair of filters for the big 16x70 ones. They don't have the metal structu...

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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

@zander That's a very cool mount! Expensive, though. I have a pair of Celestron 16x70 binoculars that are very good, but they also require a tripod....

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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

My own experiments have not gone well today. The camera seems to be a no win. I can't get the focus right, the images are noisy, and the intervalome...

2 months ago
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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

OBS is a very good free app for recording video.

2 months ago
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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

@zander That's a really useful article, thank you for posting the link. I'm still making decisions about how to handle this without biting off too mu...

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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

Another slight improvement in the forecast. Guess it depends on just when the clouds "give way". Or maybe they just changed the wording. "A shower ...

2 months ago
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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

We still have a few days to go, but if the forecast stays as it is now, Bill may be the only one who gets clear skies for Monday. Looks like cloud co...

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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

While I was cruising Amazon looking at telescopes over the past day or so, I was wondering why no one had put together a scope/mount that could figure...

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@zander Thank you. Yes, I'm aware of them, but have never really looked at them. I'm not sure I will have an ongoing interest in this. The eclipse ...

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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

"A shower in spots in the morning; otherwise, intervals of clouds and sunshine; the temperature can drop several degrees during the eclipse"That's wha...

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RE: Pi Solar Camera - Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi

Just to compare, Bill's little 50mm solar scope has a focal length of 360mm, about 1/4 of mine. The sun will fill just about half the frame of the HQ...

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