3972 Twilight Dr, San Jose, CA
This Month's Topic:
Local Astrophotographer Kevin Covey will present on:
Narrowband imaging in the city: One example of gear, data collection, image processing, and lessons learned. Processing the same data set three ways to produce three very different images. Combining broadband and narrow band data.
Kevin Covey grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois and began star gazing in grade school with his Dad’s binoculars. He got his first telescope in High School, an 80mm Tasco refractor. After college, Kevin moved to Silicon Valley in 1980 for an engineering career in the semiconductor industry. Along the way he upgraded to an INTES 6 inch Maksutov-Newtonian and Losmandy GM-8 mount. Eventually the effort of visual astronomy in light polluted skies gave way to astrophotography. Today Kevin lives in San Jose and images remotely from his living room couch using an FSQ106ED on a pier in the back yard.
Kevin has many beautiful images that can be seen on his page at:
The Imaging SIG meets roughly every month at Houge Park to discuss topics about imaging. The SIG is open to people with absolutely no experience but want to learn what it’s all about, but experienced imagers are also more than welcome, indeed, encouraged to participate.