NSAS General Meeting for August; special speaker

5 08 2019

The NSAS General Meeting for August will be on Tuesday the 20th August at 7:30 PM at Regis Hall, Regis Campus, St Ignatius College, Lane Cove.

Our speaker this month is Greg Priestly, Nightscape astrophotographer. He will be talking about Nightscape imaging. See abstract below.

As usual, visitors are most welcome!

David Wallace

A summary of the presentation as follows:

A project to take remote dark sky astronomical timelapses every night, precipitation permitting.
* Why?
* Requirements
* Initial design
* Proof of concept and design refinement
* Development and build
* Theory vs practice and other problems
* “Production” challenges
* Data, data and more data
* Preliminary timelapse footage and other interesting tidbits
* A live remote demo? [Weather dependent]



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