Online SoVerA Meeting: Astronomy, Digital Imaging and You

When:
August 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2020-08-11T19:00:00-04:00
2020-08-11T20:00:00-04:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margot Kuhns Schmitt

The advent of digital imaging has revolutionized astronomy nearly as significantly as the development of the telescope itself and for the same reason: it allowed humans to see so much more than we ever could before. 

Most of us now carry a small computer in our pockets that is more powerful than the largest supercomputers of just a few decades ago. Similarly, even the most casual of astronomy hobbyists now have affordable access to imaging equipment that easily outclasses what would only have been found on the best and most advanced telescopes in the world not too long ago. 

This talk by Erik Schmitt, Director of the Perkin Observatory in Dublin, NH, will be a primer on electronically assisted astronomy and astro-imaging for the hobbyist and how you too can take advantage of the availability of this technology to see so much more.  After a bit of the physics and engineering of how digital imaging works, the talk will focus on what you can do from your yard for the cost of an eyepiece and how to get started.

For more information, please visit www.sovera.org and join us virtually for our next meeting!

 

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