Thursday, September 21, 2017

Binary Universe: hacking a P&S

I downloaded the October RASC Journal from the members area.

cover of the RASC Journal 2017 October
Spotted Sailu's image of the rho Ophuichi region shot from the Carr Astronomical Observatory. Beautiful! And inspiring. He shot with a DSLR using a regular lens on a Star Adventurer.

Lots of interesting articles (by Levy, Percy, Laychak, Chapman, et al) to read.

My software review column Binary Universe featured the CHDK environment for Canon Point and Shoot cameras. The alternate software (not strictly firmware replacement) allows extensive control of the camera. I discussed specific features such as changing ISO values, using scripts for multiple exposures, and saving to raw formats. I reviewed version 1.00C.

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