Sunday, December 13, 2009

Astronomy meets QRSS

Inspired by last nights experiment, I suggest the following:

Let's transmit in predefined time slots, as the IBP-beacons.

This could be used for the following procedure:
  • start a grab a some 10secs before the slot, and end it some 10sec after the slot
  • put the spectrum in a file named after the slot + sequence number
  • register and stack all files of a single slot (as it is done in modern astrophotography)
The question is, how to automatize this. I'll look into this...

Benefits, extreme noise reduction due to integration over a longer period, as done in astronomy. (check my astronomy stuff at - webcam imaging with small telescopes).