Using an old Gameboy for Astrophotography


#1

An interesting experiment using an old gameboy and a telescope. I was amazed what a 2 bit camera could do. https://www.dpreview.com/articles/0653116619/2-bit-astrophotography-using-a-game-boy-camera-to-shoot-the-moon-and-jupiter


#2

The cameras on the Voyager probes probably aren’t that much more advanced.
There isn’t anything magic about digital telescopes/microscopes, just a webcam and some optics.

I’m probably gonna buy some binoculars and try using my Jolla phone to photo the moon, if I get anything good I might post them here.

…oh wait 2 bit (I thought that was 2 megabit CCD count), not bad considering, looks like an old newspaper print


#3

Please do!

I love astrophotography. The only draw back is that it would keep this old man up past dark!


#4

If you’re interested in elderly interstellar space probes, this brilliant article on what the future of (American) football could look like will probably delight and amaze.


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