Optical DIY Exoplanet Detector with a DSLR

Great project to do!

DIY Exoplanet Detector with a DSLR
 

Drakkith

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Wow, he's right on the edge of the noise floor. I've done this exact project with a CCD camera and an 8 inch telescope and I can tell you that just using a camera lens without a telescope it's going to be very difficult to see any exoplanet transits. Even with my setup the quality of my data points was lower than I'd have liked. With just a camera you're simply not gathering enough light. (Not to mention how much gets rejected by the bayer array on the camera's sensor)
 

DaveC426913

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great video:smile:
thank's :biggrin:
 

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