Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Simplest remote observation

I have done something this morning in the hope to reduce the light leakage of the cheapy webcam, its lens is covered with Baader solar filter, with it's clamp mounted on the window frame.

The orientation seems bad, so nothing could be seem, blocked by the window frame too. I believe the bright patch at the upper right corner could be the sun, but it's hard to be certain.

I wonder if a very wide field lens is used in this setup, will I be able to skip the tracking/slewing part entirely, despite the small image scale.

another image taken a bit later, note that the time stamp is wrong, probably due to the fact that my home PC has its battery ran out on the motherboard, but the time difference between is accurate.

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