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The Basics of Astrophotography

Stony Brook Village
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An intro to deep sky astrophotography.. Another way to view the Universe - David Barnett will be presenting an overview on the methods required to image objects found in the night sky. This talk will cover the basic information for the curious to get started in digital astrophotography as well as show all the detailed splendor that can be captured from your own backyard. Topics will include: equipment selection, software, subject selection, image capture, and basic image processing.

Lecture 1 of the three part series:

The Basics of Astrophotography - a lecture produced to give you an overall sense of the breadth of current practice with regard to effective astrophotography. This is a breath-taking, wide reaching lecture encompassing all the many aspects of astrophotography leading up to but not including a discussion of gear. Lecture to be given by Dave Barnett, one of the finest astrophotographers here on Long Island.

Detailed information will be given on some of the following topics:
a. Polar alignment - drift alignment and polar scopes
b. Seeing
c. transparency
d. DSLR and Tripod imaging
e. 500 rule
f. crop sensor
g. image scale
h. trackers