Today I broke apart my first asteriod in Elite dangerous.
It yielded 1 unit of Musgravite which i promptly sold fr approx 320k cr.
Oooh I like this game even more now with the new exploration and mining mechanics....
The newer smart phones now have greater control over various camera setting, like ISO, EXP, and more importantly duration. These now mega pixel cameras can show wide field views of the sky.
These are approximately 70 x 50 degrees FOV, or a 45 degree radial from the center of the field.
So what is it good for, well I can see omega centauri and stars down to mag 6. It should catch bright satellites and perchance a bright meteor.
The second phase of this project, was to boggee into the phone case a Star Analyzer 100 grating.
[ phone case]
To do this,
While still working on getting focus, the results look like this,
So the next steps is,
to refine focus,
try out on a guided mount for better noise reduction,
A Quick how to here......
Then figure out how many phones it take to cover the whole sky.
An lastly figure out how to make the phone tweet a picture on a detected brightness change in any FOV. As it could be plane, satellite, or meteor.....the tweeteor project ...8)