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Default Projecting points

Are there any systems that could be a hobby project that could project a star field using lasers.

Not the kind of star field that is random, by shining light through a filter. But a star field that is calculated and then projected (Like a planetarium)

I want to be able to project about 2,000 points of light per frame, which assuming you are running at 25fps is 50,000 points!! And from what I know Galvos are not good for point graphics, or wide angles as this would need.

can you use rotating mirrors to create a raster style system. using a spinning mirror for lines, and galvo to step the rows?

Or any other ideas / thoughts?


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I think the widest available with DT40W is 90 degrees, and that's as a very low scanning rate.

I don't think it's possible to get 50kpps at planetarium angles, or if you can it's very expensive.

I don't think a spinning mirror and galvo would work, you'd still be limited by the speed of the galvo
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Hi, cheers for the reply, I don't want a full 180 degrees but jsut looking for a decent spreed of which 90 would be OK i think.

How often do you need to draw a point with a laser per second, or hold long for each second does it need to be lit to appear constant?
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I've never tested the amount of FPS for an image from a laser projector to appear constant, someone else will have to answer that.
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It'd be expensive, but you could always use several gavlos, like four of them, one for each quadrant of the scanning field.
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