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Augmented Reality
« on: January 31, 2006, 12:17:23 PM »
Augmented Astronomical Telescope

Andrei Lintu and Marcus Magnor, from the Max Plank Institute for Informatics in Saarbrucken, Germany, have created a tool to project a image upon another image seen through the eyepiece of a telescope.
Augmented Reality has been used before with such things as virtual headsets in the operating theatre, and with futuristic aeroplane {bleep}pit headup displays.
A computer generated image, with helpfull information is overlaid on what you see. (If you remember the  scene with the terminator sizing up victims for a new set of clothes)

The new augmented-reality system combines a customised planetarium software, a motorised telescope, a portable computer and a custom-made projection unit.

Left: Standard Eyepiece View . The image shows the visual appearance of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) through an eyepiece. Right: Augmented Eyepiece View.
A sight of the same field of view with the overlaid image and additional information blended into the upper left corner.