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SkyCam/Telescope

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Other usesEdit

The software pipeline used by the Sky Camera can also capture a series of images of notable events such as an eclipse or the Transit of Mercury. A different camera attached to a telescope shows a magnified view of the object. The images can then be repeatedly uploaded to a webserver. Other types of scientific data such as sky brightness measurements or meteorology data can also be handled.

Telescope imagesEdit

A series of images were taken in preparation for a lunar eclipse in 2014.[1] The skies were cloudy, so the eclipse was not visible. Images were taken during the 2017 solar eclipse which were immediately available on a webserver.[2] The weather was partly to mostly cloudy. This caused problems for the auto-contrast feature of the software. Otherwise, the event was a success. During this live stream there were 68,219 downloads during the day. The images were also widely shared on social media.

4 November 2014
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