Monday, July 25, 2011
Vesta Captured with a Simple Digital Camera
The Asteroid Vesta is currently bright enogh to see with the unaided eye .. if you're somewhere really dark, my backyard is not. However, it's really obvious in binoculars, and a simple unguided 15 second exposure with my "point and shoot" digital camera was good enough to pick it up and its movement over successive days.
Why don't you try it?