CCD Imaging Course - **May 16th now Fully Booked**

CCD Imaging Course - **Now Fully Booked**

Our next CCD Imaging Course is being run inside the dome for the 36" Yapp Reflector at The Herstmonceaux Science Centre on Saturday May 16th 2015.

Herstmonceaux Science Centre
Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 1RN
01323 832731

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Times - 10.30am to 4.30 pm

Course Tutors:

Ian King
Nik Szymanek

1 Day Course on CCD Imaging

The course is aimed at beginner to intermediate users of deep sky CCD Camera’s

Course aims are as follows

1) To provide practical guidance, instruction, hints and tips, demonstrations and general advice in respect of

Choice of Instrumentation (Camera, telescopes, mounts, software etc)
Image acquisition
Guiding and autoguiding
Colour Imaging – use of broad band and narrow band filters, single shot colour camera’s
Monochrome imaging – use of Narrow band (Ha) filters
Image processing – how to get the best out of your data

The course will comprise a series of 45minute to 1 hour talks and demonstrations on the above topics, as well as provide an opportunity for course tutors to break off into smaller groups and address more specific areas driven by course members.

A buffet lunch will be served and is included in the price.
Hot and cold drinks will be available throughout the course.


Intermediate CCD Imaging Course

Our next CCD Intermediary Imaging Course is being run at Tolcarn Observatory near St Austell Cornwall on Saturday June 14th 2014

Tolcarn Observatory Website

Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm

Amongst the subjects covered we will be specifically including.

Colour CCD Imaging - How to achieve correct colour and tonal balance and the methodologies involved. Choice of filters and image processing software.

Monochrome Imaging - In particular Narrow Band/Ha imaging and how to achieve deep tonal noise free images. Examining the use of narrow band filters with differing band pass characteristics.

Image correction - how to deal with gradients, improve noisy areas of an image.

Autoguiding - including looking at most of the popular methods used including Active Optics

Observatory and Mount control - including the use of networked Remote PC's, CCD Auto Pilot.

Pixinsight - An Introductory Session

The course Tutors will be John Evans Nik Szymanek and Ian King.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.