The reason that the camera group chose to use the Nikon D50 as opposed to buying a new camera system is because since we are dealing with visible light for phase one, it would be easier and more cost effective as a whole. While dealing with learning about camera characterization, tests can still be done with Roger’s scientific camera to see if it can be applied in phase two.

The reason that a 12-24mm lens was chosen is because the standard lens that comes with the Nikon D50 has too narrow of a field of view. The 12-24 lens has a wider field of view, making it possible to photograph nearly the entire dome.

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