Astrophotography Raspberry Pi
Arduino
3D Printing

#piscope

Astrophotography



THIS NOT THIS

How hard can it be?

Take 1 part telescope, 1 part webcam, stir and let simmer...

How hard can it be?

Sprinkle a dash of wxAstroCapture...

How hard can it be?

... et voila! Worst astrophotography setup EVER.

Cellphone photos

Enter the Raspberry Pi

It's been done already!

Creating a tracking mount

Mount making

3D Printing

3D Printing - Filament

Think to Things - Thingiverse

3D Printing

3D Printing

3D Printing

3D Printing

3D Printing - GrabCad

3D Printing

Arduino

Arduino Anything

Galileo's Finger

Galileo's Finger

PiScope Code

Raspberry Pi

OpenCV tracking


# initialize the pi camera
camera = PiCamera()
camera.resolution = (640, 480)
camera.framerate = 32
rawCapture = PiRGBArray(camera, size=(640, 480))

for frm in camera.capture_continuous(rawCapture, format="bgr", use_video_port=True):
    frame = frm.array
    # calculate optical flow
    p1, st, err = cv2.calcOpticalFlowPyrLK(old_gray, frame_gray, p0, None, **lk_params)

Testing

First photo

As seen at ScopeX 2015!

Expected results

RasPi camera results

Credit: Cristos Vasilas http://zeusbox.net/blog/

RasPi camera results

Credit: Cristos Vasilas http://zeusbox.net/blog/

RasPi camera results

Credit: Cristos Vasilas http://zeusbox.net/blog/

Playground for experimentation

Cost?

Similar projects

Cristos Vasilas

http://zeusbox.net/blog/

UltraScope

http://www.openspaceagency.com/ultrascope/

Get involved!

https://github.com/tobykurien/pi-tracking-telescope