These are my photos of the supermoon 31/1/2018, from Streetly.
Just by a coincidence of timing, I was looking at some of the new features of Camera +, one of the IOS camera apps I mentioned on Friday.
There’s a link to a really useful tutorial site that explains smartphone photography and camera principles very well
It’s well worth having a read even if you haven’t got an Apple device
At the last meeting, I had several discussions with people as to whether you could see galaxy spiral arms “live” with the PD camera.
Here is a raw frame of M51 I did 3 years ago:
Although not that prominent, they are there. This was with a “Senseup” of 1024, that equates to a stack of 1024 1/50th second frames, giving a 20 second exposure. So it is “live” and refreshes every 20 seconds.
Below is a stack of 11 of these frames , processed in GIMP
See http://www.thornett.net/Rosliston/Astrophotography/DSO.pdf for info. on how this was done.
It also seems you can’t get the PD camera any more. PD’s mods to the camera seem quite simple, so I did a search for the Huviron camera upon which the PD is based.
Here it is: http://www.huviron.com/?portfolio=sk-b141dm846&ckattempt=1
It is discontinued, unfortunately.
I had a quick search on other Huviron cameras that might use the Sony Superhad II chip and a senseup of 1024, but couldn’t find anything appropriate
Here’s the presentation from last night
If anyone wants me to send it direct to them, let me know. Mike Wall has already said that