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Cosmic Rays in 26hours, 


            Andreas Dietz

Cosmic Rays in 26hours

Technical card

Resolution: 1612x1040

Dates:Feb. 18, 2018

Frames: 390x240"

Integration: 26.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.83% job: 1936948

Locations: Home Observatory, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Today I have a little fun project for you, an ultra low-cost astrophotography technique. The weather is still disappointing, so I'm looking for other ways to observe radiation from the space :) Finally I remembered of the mysterious cosmic rays. Some years ago I made a successful 8-hour attempt to capture some of them with an EMCCD in complete darkness. Now I wanted to repeat my measurements with a standard CMOS image sensor. And it works, too! There appeared a lot of small cosmics and a few very nice elongated examples.
Enjoy it!



Andreas Dietz
License: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons


  • Cosmic Rays in 26hours, 


            Andreas Dietz
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    Cosmic Rays in 26hours, 


            Andreas Dietz


image crop to some interesting cosmics


Cosmic Rays in 26hours, 


            Andreas Dietz