CCD Imaging Course
Our next CCD Imaging Course is being run at Tolcarn Observatory near St Austell Cornwall.
Date: Saturday 26th October 2013
Times - 10.30am to 4.30 pm
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)
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.
***Now Fully Booked**
The next course will take place On July 20th 2013 at a venue in Coventry.
The course venue details are as follows
The Cocked Hat,
02476 636 767
The Cocked Hat
Bookings can be made by clicking on this link
Time: 10.30am to 5.30pm
The course begins at 10.30am and finishes at 5.30pm.
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, EQDir/EQMod.
Pixinsight - a 2 hour session in the afternoon will feature an introduction to this very powerul program
The course Tutors will be John Evans Nik Szymanek and Ian King, Nigel Ball and Harry Page.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
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