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First Focus Stacking Result | by Rich Gibson
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First Focus Stacking Result

This represents 32 pictures covering a 1.8mm field of view of a crystal rock section of Spencer's.


I connected a stepper motor to the fine focusing knob on the Microscope with a bit of clear tubing - shaft to shaft - and then used a Gigapan control board to move the focusing up to capture 32 images.


I had to trigger the photos manually, and tell the Gigapan unit to advance to the next frame.


I now know how to remote trigger the Canon T2i camera, so getting focus stacking to be automatic, with automatic triggerig of the camera, is my next step.

After that I'll move on to xy stage automation


This is part of the nanogigapan project. See

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Taken on April 29, 2010