Once visual observers who prefer to use their own eyes to look at objects heavily outnumbered astro-photographers, but slowly the tables are being turned as technology puts ever more powerful and affordable cameras and telescope mounts into the hands of amateurs.
What does VISOBS stand for?
VISOBS stands for Visual Observer (US DoD)
This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
- Visualization and Modeling
- Visual Modification Set
- Vermont Institute for Science, Math and Technology
- Veterans Integrated Service Network
- Virtual Integrated Sky Network (Loral Orion)
- Vision Interfaith Satellite Network (now Hallmark Channel)
- Visibility Not Available (METAR code)
- Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra (Nanaimo, BC, Canada)
- Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
- Visual Observer
- Virtual Interactive Student-Oriented Learning Environment (Hong Kong)
- Violent and Sex Offenders Register (UK)
- Violent Offender & Sex Offender Register (UK)
- Vision and Optical Readiness
- Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (US VA)
- Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement
- VU (Vrije Universiteit) Institute for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- Vermont Information Strategy Plan
- Video Imagery Standards Profile
- Virtual Internet Service Provider
Samples in periodicals archive:
For visual observers, the best view comes today when Mars will be directly opposite the sun, said Salem He has made an arrangement for the public to watch it tonight at the Family Park Khalidiya in the capital in cooperation with community police department of Abu Dhabi Police from 9pm to 12.
This has come about through the new capability of fast frame-rate cameras, generically known as 'webcams', coupled with fast home computers and image-processing software, to record images of these planets at a sensitivity and resolution beyond that of the visual observer.
It is to be hoped that both imagers and visual observers will consider adding Cassini A to their list of objects to be observed.
The visual observers were allocated zones of the Milky Way of about 10[degrees] square and coverage was shared between a team.
It clearly demonstrates the amount of detail visible in the galaxy and shows what a beautiful pair of objects these are for both the visual observer and the imager.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dale Holt is a visual observer from Chipping, Hertfordshire, who combines his interest in astronomical sketching with modern technology.
There are precious few visual observers worldwide who have achieved this total and with many observers now switching to CCDs it may be that we will not see many more.