Motivation My main interest st the moment is in minor planet astrometry, particularly of brighter Near Earth Asteroids. In order to get precise astrometry of these objects it helps if they are not moving in a single frame. Slow NEO’s can have rates of several arcseconds per minute so being able to take short exposures […]
I was considering getting the SQM-LU, the USB lensed SQM meter, for using as a mobile dark sky setup. This would be very similar to my previous attempt where I used a GPS and the IYA lightmeter around Wicklow. There are a few issues with using the SQM-LU in this way.
I have some data that I need to come up with a way to graph. I’m using the Light Pollution from Thüringer Landessternwarte, Tautenburg, Germany and our friends at Kuffner-Observatory, Vienna, Austria. I have this unit hooked up to take a reading every second. It records the temperature, and data from three light meters, one