Other Video Applications
Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)
7.1 Lunar and Minor Planet Occultations
The sensitivity of modern surveillance-type video cameras is ideal for occultation work, where the fast frame rates can yield subsecond accuracy to these observations. Live images through moderate-sized telescopes can easily reveal stars down to 12th–14th magnitude, and coupled to timing devices such as KIWI OSD, which utilize global positioning system (GPS) signals, accurate asteroid and lunar occultation timings are made pretty simple (Figs. 7.1 and 7.2).
KeywordsAccumulation Mode Automatic Guide Guide Star Guide Tool Meteor Observation
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