This Meetup was canceled.
This is an INTEREST LIST only. We are no longer using this event to notify people. Please SUBSCRIBE (http://blog.starcircleacademy.com/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 (http://starcircleacademy.com/webinars/ap101-astrophotography/).
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[masked]mm f/4 lens (cost of the equatorial mount < $350). Note this image was taken in town with an 80% illuminated moon.