Sternkieker: Capturing Venus in Ultraviolet Light

Blogged by Jonathan Maron on April 7, 2008 and tagged with Press, Venus.

The German magazine, Sternkieker, which is published by the Astronomy Society of Hamburg (Germany), has just printed an in depth article in their current issue (1/2008), which looks at deploying The Imaging Source astronomy cameras and IC Capture.

The magazine is published four times per year and contains observation and travel reports, information about the current night sky, articles about astronomy hardware and a large number of interesting photographs.

Furthermore, information about the Society, including events, is published in regular intervals.

From their article (translated from German):

The electronics of The Imaging Source cameras are low noise, in comparison to normal web cameras [...] The camera ships with a really good piece of software called "IC Capture". Not only is it possible to set all camera parameters, using this software, but for each parameter a value is displayed, thus allowing settings to be easily reproduced.

The text goes on to discuss, in detail, how The Imaging Source astronomy cameras can be used to capture Venus in ultraviolet light.

Please contact the Society to obtain a copy of the current issue. The article is on page 46 and is entitled "Venus-Aufnahmen im ultravioletten Licht".