Using a Telescope Mount to Watch Baseball

There aren't many opportunities to link baseball to astronomy, but here's a cool one I found out about this morning from the Universal Hub blog that I check daily (OK, a few times a day).

Fenway Park
The Sun sets on Fenway Park before a baseball game.
Stuart Goldman
Tom Guilmette, a cameraman for the local sports network, NESN, used the mount from a computer-controlled Celestron telescope to shoot some time-lapse movies of Fenway Park before and during games of the 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox.

You'll find one here. And another one here. And a third one here. Or, just browse Guilmette's videos on the site.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, even if you're not a member of Red Sox Nation.

Update: The videos were pulled off the site linked to above on May 1st. Sorry. You can still check out the photographer's website and see some photos of the camera/mount setup.

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