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Image acquisition in the Pi-of-the-Sky project
Author(s): M. Jegier; K. Nawrocki; K. Poźniak; M. Sokołowski
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Paper Abstract

Modern astronomical image acquisition systems dedicated for sky surveys provide large amount of data in a single measurement session. During one session that lasts a few hours it is possible to get as much as 100 GB of data. This large amount of data needs to be transferred from camera and processed. This paper presents some aspects of image acquisition in a sky survey image acquisition system. It describes a dedicated USB linux driver for the first version of the "Pi of The Sky" CCD camera (later versions have also Ethernet interface) and the test program for the camera together with a driver-wrapper providing core device functionality. Finally, the paper contains description of an algorithm for matching several images based on image features, i.e. star positions and their brightness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6347, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2006, 63470O (12 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.714863
Show Author Affiliations
M. Jegier, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
K. Nawrocki, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
K. Poźniak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
M. Sokołowski, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6347:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2006

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