INTRODUCTION TO ASTRO-IMAGING COURSE
9:45AM TO 5PM.
£20 per person and £15 for NLO members
The course tutors will be drawn from members of the society, who are unpaid volunteers.
Course fees are used to maintain and expand the observatory buildings and facilities.
There are toilets, with disabled access, and free parking on site.
Please be aware that those students who are 16 or under may only come on a course with an adult in attendance.
The NLO doesn’t have a card machine so if you wish to buy anything from the shop on the day please bring cash.
All courses will provide morning and afternoon tea and coffee, but you will need to bring your own food for lunch (there is a microwave on site for your use.)
The building will be open from 9.30am.
9:50 – 10.20 Introduction and brief history of imaging
10.20 – 10.50 Planetarium and pointing out suitable subjects
10.50 – 11.10 Tea break
11.10 – 12.10 What telescopes and cameras do I need?
12.10 – 1.10 DSLR cameras
1.10 -2.10 Lunch
2.10 – 2.50 A-focal imaging and using mobile phones
2.50– 3.40 Web cameras
3.40 – 4.00 Tea break
4.00 – 4.45 Software for processing your pictures
4.45 – 5.00 Processing tips
5.00 Telescope tour
If it is clear we will be open from 8.00 for course members to return with equipment if they would like further guidance or just a chance to use our site.