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July 14, 2016 AT 10:00 am

Astrophotography with @Raspberry_Pi and #3DPrinting

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Capturing the moon with a Raspberry Pi and 3D printed lens adapter

How many of us have tried to take a photo of an impressively large moon with our smartphones only to find that the result is a indistinguishable and tiny blur of light? Though I can’t speak for everyone, I’ve certainly experienced this, so I was particularly taken with a 3D printing project I came across recently, which could help with this problem. Berlin-based James Mitchell has demonstrated how he captured a detailed and stunning photograph of the moon using a Raspberry Pi, a Canon EF lens, and a 3D printed lens adapter.

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