Astro-Imaging Group Meeting
This will be our last meeting of the year and we will pick up again on January 30, 2018.
Astrophotography involves two major efforts: Capture, and Processing. Processing is further broken down into Calibration followed by Post-Processing using various Software. Calibration involves several steps that are extremely important to accomplish before you attempt what most people call “Processing” Depending on the type of AstroImage you have taken these steps may include “Bad Pixel Mapping, Analyze Stars, Registration, Normalize and Integration.“ Some people combine several of these into “Processing”. However, for our meeting (next Tuesday) I’ll open the discussion of these processed as part of Calibration. I’ll present these “adjustments” as part of the calibration process using one software package and discuss ways this can be done with freeware as well.
If you have never taken what you would consider a “good” astrophoto – this should be a good opportunity to experience options you have to make your photos much better.
If you are able to come to the meeting and have had some experience with calibrating your captured images please come ready to explain your efforts, both success, and struggles. It should be an interesting meeting.
6:30 – 8:30 at the address below.
Since this is our final meeting of the year, feel free to bring a treat, if you would like, to pass around to the group.
At the end of January, we will attempt to do a Lucky imaging shoot of the Moon or some planet – That should be fun – bring your gear if it looks like a clear night sky.