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Optical DIY Exoplanet Detector with a DSLR

  1. Dec 1, 2014 #1
    Great project to do!

    DIY Exoplanet Detector with a DSLR
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  3. Dec 1, 2014 #2


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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)
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  5. Nov 15, 2015 #4
    great video:smile:
    thank's :biggrin:
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