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Low-cost CCD cameras for amateur astronomy
Author(s): Grzegorz Koralewski; Lech Mankiewicz; Krzysztof T. Pozniak; Przemyslaw Szamocki; Grzegorz Wrochna
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Paper Abstract

Rapid progress in scientific research enlarges the gap between amateurs and professional scientists. Modern astronomy is based on technologically advanced CCD cameras and large, computer driven telescopes. An investment of about $10,000 is needed for an amateur to join the club of digital observers. In this paper we describe an attempt to break this barrier by developing entry-level systems in the range of $200-$2000.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5125, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments, (24 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.532374
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Grzegorz Koralewski, Polish Amateur Astronomers Society (Poland)
Lech Mankiewicz, Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
Krzysztof T. Pozniak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Przemyslaw Szamocki, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Grzegorz Wrochna, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5125:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Krzysztof T. Pozniak, Editor(s)

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