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May 19, 2017 AT 12:00 am

Astrophotography with the Raspberry Pi Camera #Piday #RaspberryPi @Raspberry_Pi

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I recently bought a Celestron 127SLT telescope with the goal of doing some solar system observation and photography. I had a Raspberry Pi camera and a B+ board kicking around from a previous robotics project, and decided to give it a try. It’s not an ideal camera for this sort of thing, not by a long shot – but I already had it. The v1 camera can now be had for $13. It was worth a try.

The results were better than I expected. Here’s some results. Details on how I did it are below.

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