astronomical camera

astronomical camera

[‚as·trə′näm·ə·kəl ′kam·rə]
(optics)
A camera designed to record either point sources (stars), extended sources (nebulae, galaxies, planets, or the sun and moon), or the spectra of celestial bodies.
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Munich, June 19 (ANI): Scientists have invented the world's fastest and most sensitive astronomical camera that can take 1500 finely exposed images per second even when observing extremely faint objects.
ISLAMABAD, June 19, 2009 (Balochistan Times) --Scientists have invented the worlds fastest and most sensitive astronomical camera that can take 1500 finely exposed images per second even when observing extremely faint objects.
Together, this Solar Eclipse Coronal Imaging System, manned by Professor Ken Phillips and Dr Peter Gallagher near the Black Sea at Varna, in Bulgaria, will be the fastest digital astronomical camera on the planet.
Next year, they plan to use an extremely sensitive astronomical camera designed to capture simultaneously images of the light and information on spectra.
It was very satisfying to see our first lot of custom CCDs meet the specifications required for this magnificent astronomical camera.
Once the object is centered, Hawking uses two Celestron astronomical cameras to capture images, which are then relayed back to his PC.
He described the available imaging equipment from webcams to dedicated CCD astronomical cameras and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Most astronomical cameras only look at a much smaller piece of sky, so ODI will be a big gain for IU astronomers.