Photographing objects in the night sky is a challenging activity. Most astronomical objects are quite dim, so just finding them in a telescope can be difficult. Then the Earth’s spin puts the sky in constant motion, so keeping the object in view can be difficult. But advances in telescope and imaging technology make it possible for amateur astronomers to meet the challenges and achieve professional results. Dan Crowson is well known for his astrophotography. His images have been featured on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day web site, as well as in several magazines. Mr. Crowson will use a workshop-demonstration approach to show how to produce high quality astronomical images with modest equipment, using readily available image processing software.
Date: Friday, 1/17/2014
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Room 162 McDonnell Hall, Washington University [Meeting Site], Saint Louis, MO