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The TinyMOS Tiny1 Astronomy Camera Puts the Stars in Reach

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TinyMOS, a Singapore-based tech start-up, has just launched what looks to be the first portable camera capable of helping everyday astrologers capture the night sky better than ever before. Featuring advanced built-in imaging automation (such as presets for the Milky Way and Northern Lights) combined with powerful hardware and software, the Tiny1 packs so much performance into a pocket-sized camera. With sensors able to detect extremely dim light, the Tiny1 can capture images of the night sky and stellar bodies otherwise barely visible to the naked eye within a short exposure time of about 30 seconds. The Tiny1 can also capture time-lapse video at a 2.5K resolution and packs patented internal calibration processes to process captured images with reduced noise. And for those just starting out, the Tiny1 has a Point-to-the-Stars feature that combines star charts with the camera's live preview to help you locate objects in the sky. Although its primed for snapping the night sky, the Tiny1 can also act as a day-to-day device for high quality video and images on the go. Currently the TinyMOS Tiny1 is supported with private and public start-up funding, but they will soon be launching a public crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo this October to speed up their ability to put space in your reach. Learn more here on the project's homepage.