gnog
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Pi Camera for solar viewing

Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:35 pm

This is a question as to weather the camera can be used for solar viewing with a telescope that has a white light solar filter for optical viewing. Also, is there a gui that I can install on Pi3 for camera control that's easy to install. All this is to have public outreach with daytime and night time astronomy (sidewalk astronomy). I have checked out the FAQ’s and the forum, but no information, so hopefully, there is an answer.

tekim
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Re: Pi Camera for solar viewing

Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:24 pm

Greetings,

I am unable to answer your question and you maybe already aware of this website

http://www.qcuiag.org.uk/

but if not you may find it of interest.

Cheers

MikeDunn
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Re: Pi Camera for solar viewing

Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:37 pm

gnog wrote:I have checked out the FAQ’s and the forum, but no information, so hopefully, there is an answer.
There is not only an answer but information in the Camera Board; you evidently didn't look there ... :roll:

I leave it as an exercise to you to locate the thread in that area.

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bensimmo
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Re: Pi Camera for solar viewing

Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:42 pm

viewtopic.php?f=43&t=45246 ?

I have it tagged in my favorites as I intend to connect a Pi camera to our telescopes and have a go a daytime viewing.
It's still on the to do in the future list, has been for a bit now.
With the added bonus of using the Meade's motor controllers if possible.

And while you are at it, could try win something extra
https://www.spaceanswers.com/competitio ... ver-10001/

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