Homemade Spacecraft by a 19 year old captures amazing astronomical images with a $48 camera

Creativity has no bounds! Yes, the stunning pictures of space clicked by a £30 camera will make you exclaim the same line. A nineteen year old, Nottingham University student Adam Cudworth has clicked few amazing astronomical pictures which look like images clicked with the multi-million pounds NASA satellite. The innovative chap made this possible with a £30 second hand camera and a balloon. The homemade device was created in not more than £200 with the help of a box encompassing GPS, microprocessor and a radio. The device flew to the 110,210 feet height when left unrestricted in the space. 

Camera in Space

A GPS similar to that of a car sat-nav was used to track the camera. The device embraced radio transmitter to locate the device while returning back with the speed of 150mph. The amazing task was done with the Canon A570 camera, which was positioned in a small insulated box. Along with this, the box contained two temperature sensors, video camera, tracking device, radio, microprocessor and two high-performance solar panels. The whole set up was than attached to a high altitude two meter latex balloon using a parachute. The device has been baptized as HABE 5 by Adam.

Camera
Though the picture quality got little poor because of the fog that got in the lens, but hats off to the remarkable efforts that made the amazing task possible with just few bucks.

Camera in Space

Camera in Space

Via: Telegraph

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