28 Dec '11, 1pm

Amateur Astronomer Uses Old Tea Box to Record 6 Months of the Sun's Path

Amateur Astronomer Uses Old Tea Box to Record 6 Months of the Sun's Path

new forest observatory /Public Domain We love winter solstice: it means the days get longer now, and the gloom recedes. People celebrate it in different ways. There are the druids at Stonehenge in England (more on that in a minute) and there are amateur astronomers who capture it with an old tea caddy. Which one are you? Dr. Greg Parker, an amateur astronomer in the New Forest, in the English countryside, set up his pin-hole camera, made of an old tea box, in his garden last June. He exposed the film from the longest day June 21, to the shortest day to get the whole spread of the sun's path. The spectacular picture (above) is a six-month image showing the summer solstice on the top and the winter on the bottom. Apparently, "the pinhole image 'burns' itself into the paper over the six months of exposure time meaning you don't need to develop the photographic paper." Parker,...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/amateur-astron...

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