Astrophotography Workshop - 9th September 2017
MPAS hold an Astrophotography workshop each year in September. We will be canvassing and introducing concepts which will assist both the amateur and the professional photographer.
The day will have array of lectures given by experienced and acknowledged astro-photographers. Practical hands on session will be also held during the evening at our observatory.
We will be providing tea, coffee and biscuits during the day. A BBQ and refreshments will be supplied to gear you up for the night ahead.
Introduction to Wide field Astrophotography
Time Lapse Photography
Deep Sky Imaging
Lecture notes will be emailed to all attendees after the day.
Weather permitting attendees will be able to use some of the society premium equipment for some deep sky imaging!
Sample Slide Content
Tools for Planning
Focusing with Live View
Time-Lapse Camera Settings
Deep Sky Focus
The Bahtinov Mask
This little device can save a lot of frustration!
Guides to Image Processing
Hasta La Vista, Green [HLVG] is a chromatic noise reduction tool that attempts to remove green noise and the green casts. Naturally, green in not a common colour in the night sky.
Noel Carboni Photoshop Actions – Eg. Colour Gradient Removal Optical misalignment, stray light entering the imager, the moon, and light pollution can all contribute to a colour gradient in your image
Group shot of the 2016 Attendees.
Frequently Asked Questions...
Can I pay on the Day?
No. As each year there is a waiting list that would not be fair to others. We also need to know the count ahead of time for catering purposes.
Do I bring my Camera?
Yes, definantly. You will be using your camera & tripod after dinner.
What if it's cancelled?
We never cancel a PVN. Sounds strange, but it's easier for us to attend and at least do the presentation than try and decide if we should cancel, then attempt to contact everyone. If it's pouring rain you can still come along for the workshop, athough we substitute the practical session for a Q&A.
See you there!