Join me for a day to learn all about the basics of imaging the night sky and webcam imaging.
Taking a static image of the night sky using a camera and tripod to produce wide angle constellation shots and star trails.
Taking static images of the night sky and stacking them to produce deeper shots, such as showing the Milky Way.
These are both demonstrated using the free software Startrails and Deep Sky Stacker.
We will also look at how to image the Moon and planets using a webcam.
The processing of the videos are then demonstrated using the free software AutoStakkert! and Registax.
Some further simple image processing will also be demonstrated in Photoshop.
If you can bring in your own images to work on that would be best, but I will bring in enough of my own for you to use on the day.Bring your laptops in for the hands-on part of the afternoon.
The software only works in a Windows environment, I’m afraid.
So book your space, bring in your laptop and let’s get imaging.