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Astroimaging Meeting

Deep Sky Imaging for Beginners will run at the start of the meeting, followed by other topics/activities as notified through the AI email mailing list. 

28 March 2018 - Session 1: Wide field astrophotography

Files available from this session: Wide-Field Astrophotography (PDF) presentation by Kym Haines; Field-of-View Calculator (Excel) by Kym Haines; Astronomical Timelapse 101 by Greg Priestley (PDF) reproduced from Astronomy 2016 with kind permission from Quasar Publishing. 

Participants are invited to upload their attempts (successful or otherwise) here:

This session is directed towards getting your first pictures using a DSLR camera.  Although the methods are simple they are capable of producing great results with practice. We introduce some essential basics that will stand you in good stead for all types of astrophotography and discuss the equipment you will need to get started and how to use it.

• take pictures of large parts of the sky
• introduce pixels and field of view
• discuss telescope focal length, aperture, f/ratio
• first simple pictures
• start to understand some camera basics
• DSLR camera
• camera lens, ideally a fast lens, e.g. 50mm f/1.8
• tripod
• equipment setup
• camera settings
• determining field of view
• targets

Next: Session 2: Basic Imaging with a Tracking Mount - 2 May 2018

A full list of dates for Astroimaging Meetings may be viewed at

Visitors are welcome at Astroimaging Meetings. Join the Astroimaging mailing list by sending a request to stating that you wish to join the AI list (we have other lists).

Event Date: 
Wednesday, 28 March, 2018 - 19:30
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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