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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Prof Tom Marsh, from the University of Warwick's Astrophysics Group, said: "AR Sco was discovered over 40 years ago, but its true nature was unsuspected until we observed it last May with a high-speed astronomical camera called ULTRACAM on the William Herschel Telescope.
If you're interested in flat-out performance, then a quality, monochrome, cooled astronomical camera is the clear choice.
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.
When it comes to chip size, housing dimensions, and weight, the QHY16200A is the largest astronomical camera I've used, and it made for a heavy imaging load.
Of course, the allure of web-based observing is all about the ability to use a big, expensive, state-of-the-art telescope and astronomical camera under a black sky to track down pretty much any celestial object in view any time you want.
After searching hundreds of websites, I found only one eclipse chaser who'd used a calibrated, monochrome astronomical camera. In March 2006, Christian Viladrich of France took an SBIG STL-11000 camera to Egypt to record the inner corona.
The large focuser, especially when fitted with a heavy astronomical camera, places a significant load well off to the side of the scope's optical axis.
Astrophotographers who have used DSLRs or small-chip cameras for deep-sky imaging and are looking to upgrade to a high-megapixel, dedicated astronomical camera should strongly consider Nightscape.
Anyone who has watched as raw images from an astronomical camera are downloaded to a computer screen knows that they look, well, raw.