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Astrophotography - The real and the fake

Topic: Astrophotography: The real and the fake
Speaker: Geoff Smith
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Abstract: Almost every photograph of the night sky is adjusted in some way using computer software. This is done with several purposes in mind:

  • To remove purely instrumental defects
  • To improve the "look" of the image such as colour, contrast and brightness
  • To provide an artistic rendition which may not reflect reality, and which may combine different images taken at different times and places.

In this talk, Geoff will present his personal view of astrophotography as opposed to astroartistry and astrofakery.

Biography: Geoff is a keen astroimager and has been a long-term contributor to Universe in the role of Observations Officer. He has also been a leader in organising the talks for Beginning Astroimagers that are currently being conducted at the Astroimaging Meetings on Wednesday nights near full Moon. Notes from the last two sessions (presented by Kym Haines) are now available on the website.
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Event Date: 
Friday, 18 May, 2018 - 20:00
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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