(Interest List) WEBINAR AP101 - Astrophotography Getting Started

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  • This is an INTEREST LIST only.  We are no longer using this event to notify people. Please SUBSCRIBE instead and select "Astrophotography" as your webinar interest.

    Location: WEBINAR - i.e. from your computer anywhere in the world.

    For details about this course, please see here.

    Astrophotography is a sub species of night photography that requires more specialized knowledge, more discipline, and usually more investment in time and equipment (i.e. cost!). Those super cool pictures of nebula and galaxies do not happen by accident.  Astrophotographers also have developed their own curious language with terms like guiding, tracking, mounts, GEM, integration time, flats, bias, and dark frames. The goal of this course is to provide the background information a potential astrophotographer will need to get started on the best foot - at the lowest investment.


    Here is a photo taken with a cheap equatorial mount, a Canon 40D, a 1.4 tele-extender and a 70-200mm f/4 lens (cost of the equatorial mount < $350). Note this image was taken in town with an 80% illuminated moon.

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  • John Ashley

    The soak come after I get home from shoooting stars...

    March 19, 2013

  • Bruce Lathrop

    I would also be interested in Astrophotography 201 and 301 seminars when they are scheduled sign me up!!

    After you have a webinar such as this AstroP 101, do you later post a button so we can again review all discussions for reference??

    January 11, 2013

  • Bruce Lathrop

    Boy, I would really like this one!

    January 11, 2013

  • Bill Moore

    I would like to attend the next Astrophotography 101 course. Will you let me know if and when you run it again?


    October 29, 2012

    • Steven Christenson

      Yes, Bill, that is the purpose of this Interest list. When the webinar is scheduled again a notice will go out to everyone who has RSVPed.

      November 1, 2012

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  • Steven Christenso­n
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