360° astrophotography The Ricoh Theta S is a one shot panorama camera. With two fisheye lenses it records a 360° full-sphere panorama with only one single shot. The recorded images can be further processed and viewed with a player provided by the manufacturer. We tested the Theta S for astronomical usage and it turned out quite well. Whether you want to shoot fun pictures at a star party, record an observing event, capture extended celestial scenes, survey observing sites or document light pollution, the Ricoh Theta S is a great investment. Our experiments showed that this little cam will be a very valuable tool for a multitude of applications in astronomy and astrophotography.
PDF with full article about the Theta S in astronomy and astrophotography
Summer Milky Way in La Palma The interactive image shows how the Milky Way looks from a truly dark observing site. 50 individual Theta S images were stacked with Deep Sky Stacker to produce this scenic nightscape. See the PDF download above for technical details. To explore the panorama full screen, click the Theta logo in the player.
Stargazing Fun Panorama Spherical Image by project nightflight
Stargazing fun at wind farm Stargazing can be great fun, and the Theta S is an easy-to-use tool for capturing the atmosphere of an observing session. For more information on using the cam in astrophotography and astronomy download the PDF on the top of the page. To explore the panorama full screen, click the Theta logo in the player.
Light Pollution Survey Grossmugl Star Walk Spherical Image Grossmugl Star Walk by project nightflight
Light pollution documentation A survey made on March 26, 2016 at the endpoint of the “Sternenweg Großmugl”. The Theta S is a great tool to visualize and document the light pollution sitiuation at an observing site. To explore the panorama full screen, click the Theta logo in the player.
Horizon Line Survey Grossmugl Star Walk Spherical Image Grossmugl Star Walk by project nightflight
Horizon line survey With the Theta S it is possible to survey the horizon line at an observing location by only one simple exposure. Shown here with a sphere of an observing site at the “Sternenweg Großmugl”, this method is very helpful to determine the unobstructed visibility of upcoming celestial events. To explore the panorama full screen, click the Theta logo in the player.
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