Sunday, September 27, 2015

Live streaming from drones for amateur astronomy

As I mentioned in the last post, I am not a huge fan of VR, but I could see live streaming panoramic video to VR headsets.

In honor of the lunar eclipse, it would be useful to stream video data from a drone calibrated for night time astronomical observations. The goal is for the drone to fly high enough above diffusive layers to give people a clearer view of relatively dim astronomical events. Perhaps live feature detection (e.g., meteor detection) would be useful as well for slightly delayed, near synchronous viewing. This would at least reduce neck and back strains for longer events. You could also program your drone to record an event over night and watch the "highlights" in the morning in a video captured and created automatically.

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