Friday, March 21, 2014

It's too big to be a space station.

Hand-held snapshot a couple weeks ago in the back yard at Roseholme Cottage with the Canon Shower Pot. Galileo would have loved this thing. The faint silhouettes of tree branches in the foreground make it look to me like it's burning up on reentry, for some reason.

8 comments:

Robin said...

Pretty good for a P'n'S.

mikee said...

With the least bit of explanation about electronics, Galileo would have been able to comprehend just about everything about how the camera functions.

But his design would likely have some Steampunk/Gothic/NeoRoman flavor the Canon team omitted.

JayNola said...

I assumed a Canon Shower Pot was some manner of cell phone attachment till I clicked the link...

Josh Britten said...

That's no moon...

Wait, yes it is. Nevermind...

tailwind said...

If you had a more powerful zoom, you'd see the debris from flight MH370 up there.

ChrisCM said...

Could have absolutely sworn you took Clark to task a while back for his "Burn it to the ground" post over at Popehat, but can't find it after the statutorily mandated 37 seconds of searching your archives. As I recall, you ended with the exhortation that he, and others like him, propose alternate systems or solutions rather than just complaining. Maybe he heard?http://www.popehat.com/2014/03/21/chilling-effect-next-steps-final-steps-hope/

Unless I'm imagining that you wrote aforementioned criticism, in which case . . .


Look! A bird!

Windy Wilson said...

Ummm, You're holding it wrong.

Robin said...

A couple of decades ago, I spent many hours building a CCD camera for astronomy from a set of plans by Richard Berry ....

I paid more money for just the CCD chip from Texas Instruments than that camera cost you and got 600 by 400 pixels ...