Asus Transformer Prime Enters the World of Amateur Astronomy
Creativity and resourcefulness are two crucial values a good developer must possess. Occasionally in the community a project or an idea pops up that utilizes these values to accomplish something other than fixing code or implementing features. From time to time, a user finds a creative new use for something they already have. One such resourceful Asus Transformer Prime owner, Jason Harrison (XDA Forum Member iksteh), used his tablet as a replacement CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) sensor for his telescope, churning out some really fantastic shots of the moon fueled by the power of Android.
Jason is an Android and Linux fan who dabbles in amateur astronomy. After using several cameras and setups, he decided on using the Transformer Prime’s 8 megapixel camera with the focus mode set to infinite, the exposure set to -1.3, and the white balance set to ‘Cloudy’. Jason, an Android fan since 2.2 (Froyo) and owner of several Android devices, says the camera aperture on the Prime fit perfectly with his 15cm Dobsonian telescope. He is located in Tasmania so the light pollution levels are low.
If amateur astronomy is something you’re interested in Jason’s work with the Prime can be found here. Got any other creative uses for your Android device? Let us know!
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