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Astro Imaging Classes Part 1 & Part 2 - 2016/17
£35.00 inc. tax

£29.17 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

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Astro Imaging Classes  

4.30pm to 8pm Sunday afternoon


Astro-Imaging Class Part 1 (3.5 hours)

Ever wanted to take pictures of the night sky, well here's your chance!

We'll introduce you hands-on to the technology and all the various telescope set-ups as well as hints and tips on how to get the most out of your imaging set-up.

We demonstrate the anatomy of a typical EQ Imaging Rig and set one up in class.
We will cover webcam, DLSR and CCD imaging and CCD guiding as well as a number of useful targets to start imaging with, both Lunar, Solar and Deep Sky and which scope and set up is best

We cover the AstroTrac, Star Adventurer and other trackers, with hands-on demonstration and pros and cons.

We go through exposure vs aperture and focal ratio, and the importance of Dark frames, light, bias and noise reduction. Shooting in RAW, and image capture


We cover different laptop setups, software, and dew control.


You will also be given a resource DVD of free software to help you develop your astro-imaging.

Class size is no larger than 10.

Location: Petersfield Community Centre on Sundays 4.30pm-8.00pm, for dates see table below:
Cost per person:
£35.00 HantsAstro member
£45.00 non-member



Astro-Imaging Processing Class Part 2 (3.5 hours)

Great! So you got some images, now what?

The dark of astrophotography is turning all the 'data' into amazing images.

We'll show what to do with taking the noise of images, stacking software and post processing. Advanced amateurs and professional astronomers work with images in FITS (Flexible Image Transport Standard) format.

Learn how to work with FITS, RAW, TIF and other formats using Photoshop and astronomy-specific programs like Nebulosity 4.


You will also be given a resource DVD of free images to help you develop your astro-imaging as well as some image files to practice on. Laptop preferred for this class.

New for this season is a bonus DVD of RAW data taken of various Lunar/Planetary/Deep Sky targets so you can start practicing processing images in the class.


Class size is no larger than 10.

Location: Petersfield Community Centre on Sundays, for dates see table below:
Cost per person:
£35.00 HantsAstro member
£45.00 non-member


FREE REFRESHER CLASS (within 6 months) BOTH PART 1 & PART 2 CLASSES!!!

Dates: Sunday afternoon 4.30pm to 8pm

November 20th Astro imaging Part 2
or 
December 18th Astro Imaging Part 1

Jan to May 2017 - dates to be confirmed soon



 For further information and to book a course please contact Sharon at: membership@hantsastro.org

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