It costs less than $ 500 and makes beautiful photos of the stars and the sky: the Tiny1 camera is a design object for astronomical photography
Have you ever been under a beautiful starry sky, trying to take a picture of it with your smartphone or your camera? In case you have tried, you know how demeaning the results are: a sky filled with bright stars with a bright moon, reduced to a silver spot in a completely lightless void. But the Tiny1 a new digicam that aims to change these disastrous results, helping the amateur astronomer in you take amazing photos of the night sky, while – at the same time receiving exact information about the astronomical wonders to which you are aiming.The reason why many cameras are so bad at taking very simple night shots: the dark night. Human eye it can plunge into the details even at night thanks to the dilation of the pupils, which allow the largest amount of light to enter, while our brain completes the rest of the details. By comparison, most consumer cameras have only small openings and not able to fill in details when not getting enough light; consequently the night photos are usually dark, studded with pixelated disturbances.
The Tiny1 does not aim to insert details of a star or a planet where there are none, but enhances the quality of photos through an intelligent series of design precautions. First of all it has a bigger opening than the cameras inside smartphones and most of the digicams: between 1.2f and 1.4f Tiny1's fight is equivalent to some of the best lenses for Reflex that you can buy. This means that more light hits the sensor, capturing greater clarity and, proportionally, more details. It will be possible to apply any type of lens on the market or even a telescope through an adapter, so as to broaden the vision more.
The sensor of Tiny1 was chosen wisely so from optimize night shots. And only one 4 megapixels. In the field of consumer cameras – in which those in charge of marketing have led the public to believe that the greater the number of megapixels, the greater the quality – 4 megapixel talk can seem quite disappointing. Actually, the opposite is true. In digicams the greater the number of pixels on a camera's sensor, the greater this camera will be subjected to light. By using fewer pixels, but making them larger, the Tiny1 can capture more light, more accurately. By combining this with an imminent patent reduction system, the Tiny1 can take better night shots of the sky than most machines of the same price level.
Second Gray Tan, its creator, Tiny1 was inspired by her deep love for astronomy and her disappointment whenever the photographs she took could not reproduce what he saw in the sky.
"Stars and galaxies have always intrigued me. As a child I used to play Starcraft and the film scenes from other worlds made me very curious about what could be in the sky he says. Certainly, this led him to take an astronomy course at the University. During the course, I went to Malaysia for a study trip, where part of the assignments were visual observation. Some of the teachers were very kind to me and helped me set up the telescope in order to get astronomical images. He was able to take a picture of the Great Orion Nebula with a telescope. I still remember intensely how strange and beautiful that nebula was through a 9.25-inch telescope. Once back home Tan tried to take similar photos through his camera and the results were rather painful, according to him.
Over time, as his talents as a photographer improved and at the same time the bag with his photographic equipment grew heavier, Tan claims to have learned enough from his reflex in terms of photographs to the sky, enough to arouse interest in his friends who wanted to know how he had managed to take such beautiful pictures. And since the solution was not to suggest spending a fortune, Tan decided to use his skills to make a camera under $ 500: capable of taking wonderful pictures painlessly.
Tiny1 included a software that facilitates astronomical photography. It does not simply include a set of settings, but it is possible to optimize them depending on the type of photo you want to take, for example of the Moon or one of the Milky Way. The Tiny1 it also contains a map of the stars which indicates precisely what those little shining points of the sky are towards which you are aiming in presale on Indiegogo is the price starts at $ 449. While Tan confesses that if his purpose is to obtain photos of the caliber of those of Hubber, the only solution the telescope, through the Tiny1 it will be possible almost for all – to take photographs as breathtaking as the same space, simply aiming with the lenses up towards the sky.