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April 25, 2014 AT 3:00 am

Raspberry Pi + telescope = great images of the lunar eclipse! #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Check out this great project from blog.dragon-tortuga.net

Ingredients:

  • Raspberry Pi model 2
  • TFT touchscreen
  • Adafruit TFT/camera Soft
  • Raspberry Pi camera module
  • Celestron First Scope
  • USB tablet charger

Disclaimer

This is a really low cost astrophotography device implementation, simple to build and not intended to do complicated (i.e. long exposition, tracking) photography. My main inspiration to build it was my nephew 😉

See more projects and photos here!

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