Astrophotography Volunteers for Family Star Party

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cazza
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Astrophotography Volunteers for Family Star Party

Postby cazza » 11 Nov 2008, 19:32

Hi, as you know we are holding our Family Star Party on 18/11/08 and hoped that we would have some people with experience of astrophotography at the evening.

I've mentioned our evening to a Lecturer at Carnegie College who was interested in working with the club to take forward astrophotography and is going to tell his students about the event on 18/11/08.

We may get some students along so wondered if we could ask anyone with experience in astrophotography to be available to give advice or demonstrate equipment and/or registax?  

Can anyone who is able to help out reply to this post please.

Thanks

bwh
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Postby bwh » 11 Nov 2008, 22:23

still not sure if i will be free that night (company threatening me with trip to germany ... grrr)

but can supply toucam camera/scope mount, and disk of saturn/jupiter images so folks can try registrax .... images not great... but a starter.

b
bwh

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bwh
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Postby bwh » 11 Nov 2008, 22:30

can someone ask bhenderson50 if he has any nice avi which students can process???

anyone got a nive jupiter or saturn sequence
bwh



Meade 8inch (228mm) LX5 Smidt-Cassegrain fl=2000

Skywatcher 5inch (120mm) Refractor fl=1000m

Meade DSI Pro

Canon 300D

Toucam Pro II 840k

Cosmic
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Postby Cosmic » 11 Nov 2008, 22:44

Hi Brian
Maybe Astro george could bring his afocal adapter and camera and we could demonstrate a simple way of taking pictures as well as using ccd imager/webcam.
This may be simpler for novices to understand.

can we have a show of hands (by posting) of all commitee members able to attend
on the 18th so we can perhaps allocate tasks to them.

Catering will supply hot and cold drinks (juice) and biscuits but I may need some help to get everything down there as I would like to take 12" dob.
Any help appreciated.

Cosmic
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Postby astrogeorge » 11 Nov 2008, 23:05

HI Everyone I will bring my afocal camera adapter, will also bring some photos of constellations and star trails to show everyone what can be done using a camera lens.
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Postby Cosmic » 11 Nov 2008, 23:16

George

That's great! I think this party will be a corker! evryone certainly seems enthusiastic enough.

Cosmic
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Postby Cosmic » 12 Nov 2008, 10:41

George
Could you also bring your camera too? we could do a live demo.

Cosmic
Meade 8inch  SCT. Observatory mounted on an HEQ5 Pro using EQMOD Canon 1000D modified DSLR,200mm Dobsonian, 200mm Celestron C8, 15x70 Astro Binoculars. 2x Mintron ccd cameras, lots of other stuff.

cazza
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Postby cazza » 14 Nov 2008, 20:37

Hi, about five photography students from Carnegie College are hoping to come along so it's great that bwh and Astrogeorge are bringing some equipment.  bhenderson50 is hoping to be there on Tuesday if so that's someone else to help give advice.

I think it's going to be a great night - see you all then.

bwh
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Postby bwh » 16 Nov 2008, 21:09

work has sent me to norway for 10 days - Grrr so i miss the star party. rats!

Will pass book and some images and a toucam for display to paul.

wish folks clear skies.....

can someone take pictures of attendees, notes etc etc etc

brian

will be there in spirit
bwh



Meade 8inch (228mm) LX5 Smidt-Cassegrain fl=2000

Skywatcher 5inch (120mm) Refractor fl=1000m

Meade DSI Pro

Canon 300D

Toucam Pro II 840k

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Postby astrogeorge » 16 Nov 2008, 23:13

I can certenly bring my dslr, but i don't have a photo tripod for it, has anyone got a tripod they can bring. I use my eq6 pro as a tripod but that's a little to heavy to bring on the train!!!
Celestron C100ED-R, Meade LX200 10" &  Series 5000 80mm Apo, Coronado PST

EQ6 Pro with GPS

Meade Series 4000 Eyepieces  & 2x Apo Barlow

Tele Vue 4x & 5x Power Mate

Meade DSI Colour & DSI II Pro, Image Source DBK 21, Canon Eos 400D


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