Preliminary results of the McDonald Observatory Skycam Project are presented. The Skycam Project couples an inexpensive wide field sky camera with the freely available Wolf wide field image analysis software made by the Night Sky Live Network. The robust software drastically enhances the utility of the camera. The inexpensive software and hardware combination provides an effective sky imaging solution with very low investment cost. Applications to remote observatories are discussed. This project was conducted in ten weeks during the McDonald Observatory REU program funded under NSF AST-0243745.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts
- Pub Date:
- December 2006