04/12/12: DSLR Imaging

December 04, 2012

I captured another DSLR image of the planetary conjunction this morning. I was particularly pleased with this one, as the image showed a number of background stars.

At the weekend I attended Ian King's advanced CCD imaging course at Herstmonceux Observatory. It was a great day and I picked up a number of useful tips to improve my image processing. Nik Szymanek was also on hand to offer expert advice on RGB colour and bicolour narrowband imaging. If you haven't attended one of Ian's courses before, I'd certainly recommend it.

The telescopes at Herstmonceux Observatory are well worth a visit. It's a shame that they appear to sit dormant most of the time. I was fortunate to view the moon through the 10-inch refractor at an open evening last year. It was fantastic. These beautiful pieces of kit should be looking at the heavens every clear night!



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