Review of these two cameras: Imaging Source DMK 31AF03.AS Meade LPI (Lunar Planetary Imager)
8inch LX200 + Imaging source imager as main camera, Celestron FirstScrope + Meade LPI as view finder.
Arcturus taken with a Zhummel Z-10 telescope and Meade LPI camera on 7-19-11 at 1015PM.
Lunar and Planetary Science XXX
ACIT: AN INTERNET-CONTROLLED TELESCOPE FOR ASTEROID AND COMET RESEARCH. Charles Wood, Jennifer Heldmann, Michael Gerszewski, Andrea Mattern, Christopher Schmidt, Joseph Rydell, Patricia Langwost, Department of Space Studies, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9008. Introduction: Life-threatening weather make traditional year-round astronomical studies impossible in North Dakota. To gain astronomical access to the sky during our long and cold winter nights we are developing a small observatory that will be completely controllable from anywhere in the world using a standard Internet browser. Although telescopes and CCD cameras are now available that can be remotely controlled, they are useless unless the entire observatory facility can be as well; thus we are addressing many issues such as meteorological sensors, roof, remote troubleshooting, security, etc. We are developing the ACIT (Asteroid and Comet Internet Telescope) system with support from the ...
CALIFORNIA STATE SCIENCE FAIR 2006 PROJECT SUMMARY
Jacob J. Rucker
Quantifying the Effect of Skyglow on the Visibility of Stars
Summary Statement This project examines the effect of urban skyglow on the visibility of stars using computer analysis of CCD pixel data and derives a formula for skyglow as a function of a site's distance from an urban center and the angle of observation. Help Received Thanks to my dad for driving me out to the desert so many times in the middle of the night and for teaching me to program in C++. Thanks also to John Hoot, astronomer and computer scientist, for loaning me the Meade LPI and LX90 telescopes and teaching me about CCD astrophotography.
Abstract Objectives/Goals Skyglow caused by excess light from urban centers obscures the visibility of stars and is an increasing problem for astronomical observations. This experiment determines whether the amount of skyglow can be predicted based upon the angle of observation ...