Kai Rump


Prof. Gert Trauernicht
Prof. Matthias Schönherr


Winter 18/19


Astrophotography for Private Users

We are fascinated by astronomic events. Encouraged by spectacular footage provided by the media, we want to experience these events ourselves. However, telescopes require knowledge of physics that we normally don't have.

IO is an obervation and documentation system for extraterrestrial objects which comes with autotracking and go-to controls. This way, the user can focus on immersing themselves either into the analogue observation through the ocular, or the digital photographic documentation. Thanks to changeable lens tubes, the user can choose between high magnification and a large field of vision.

The companion app controls the autotracking function of the mount as well as the CMOS camera chip and supports the digital retouch of photos and videos by improving their quality using image stacking.

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