We held a Deep Sky Imaging Workshop on November 3rd – magnificently led by Rik McRae. This was a ‘soup-to-nuts’ session on equipment, software, image capture and image processing. The only thing lacking was time! Though by the end of the day, brain overload was starting to be a problem.
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At our last meeting, Eddie Carpenter presented some observing tips.
Many members asked if these could be written up and put on the website, so here they are.
I have added my own recollections and interpretations on Eddie’s suggestions – Callum.
1. Black cloth over head and eyepiece
A black cloth over your head and eyepiece will help block out any extraneous light, and help you ‘focus’ on the object you are observing.
At our September 8th meeting Dr Ian Kenyon of Birmingham University will be telling us all about the “Latest results from the Large Hadron Collider”.
Meeting starts at 7.45 pm. at Shurdington Social Centre.
Ian Sibley; winner of the Dan Turton trophy for “best astro-image”.
Angela Cresswell; winner of the Robin Townley trophy for “contribution to the work of the Society”.
Although we did not have too much luck from the top of Cleeve Hill many members managed to capture some images.