DS101: Fundamentals of Deep-Sky Imaging

This is a day long course for complete beginners wishing to understand the fundamentals of Deep-Sky imaging.  The course begins at 10:00 a.m. and will finish at 3:30 p.m.  Refreshments during the day, and a lunch are provided.

During the day we will cover:

  • Choice of telescope
  • Choice of camera
  • Choice of mount
  • Polar alignment
  • Highly portable systems (AstroTrac + DSLR)
  • The use of filters
  • Software options – the digital darkroom
  • Introductory image processing
  • Short focal length wide field imaging
  • Intermediate focal lengths for galaxy work
  • Tour of the observatory

It will all be covered in this workshop!

All attendees of this course will also receive a signed copy of Professor Greg Parker’s “Making Beautiful Deep-sky Images: Astrophotography with Affordable Equipment and Software”.  All attendees are also presented with a notebook and pen for note taking during the day.  Cost is £150 including VAT for this full-day course, price valid until December 31st 2018.

There is parking for 6 cars at the New Forest Observatory and we are only a 12-minute walk from Brockenhurst main line station.  We can provided transportation to and from the station if required.

You may also purchase exclusive high-quality deep-sky prints and signed copies of Star Vistas on the day as well 🙂