Lectures @ cedic '15
Lectures (Lecture language is English!)
Near-field cosmology with small telescopes
Dr. David Martinez-Delgado is well known for his scientific work in collaboration with serious amateur astrophotographers. In this presentation David will give an overview over his current projects with robotic telescopes in collaboration with astrophotographers:
- the search for tidal streams
- the search for missing satellites in the Milky Way and M31
- dwarf galaxy hunting in nearby spiral galaxies
A comparison of these observations with the predictions from the Cold Dark Matter theory is given and the impact of these observations in this research topic is discussed.
Speaker: David Martinez Delgado
Planetary Nebula
This lecture discusses a class of intriguing objects that are particularly good targets for narrowband imaging. It includes what planetary nebula are, how they are formed, what their various shapes and features signify, and some tips as to how best to image them.
Speaker: Don Goldman
Fine-tuning exposure times
Is there such a thing as an optimal exposure time in deep sky imaging? How long should you make your sub-exposures? How many exposures should you take? What is the impact on the final image? Let's discuss a few details that may help you on your next session!
Speaker: Ilias Ntagioglou
Under the Northern Lights
Northern Lights, aka Aurora Borealis, is one of the most exciting phenomena of the night sky, with curtains of light moving all around the sky in an unpredictable way. Imaging and timelapsing aurora is not easy for the first time because of the many differences respect to all other astronomical imaging. The author will show the main technical solutions, the best places and dates to go, and some of the results collected in his two trips to Norway.
Speaker: Lorenzo Comolli
Enhancing Deep LRGB Images
In this lecture Martin describes his workflow of creating deep exposed, high-resolution LRGB images and enhancing them with narrowband data while preserving natural colour balance. Various methods of combining broadband and narrowband (Ha/OIII) data in Photoshop will be discussed in detail.
Speaker: Martin Rusterholz
Potentials of high-end DSLRs in a CCD dominated environment
There seems to be a tendency that the next level up for novice astrophotographers is to switch from an entry-level or mid-range DSLR to a (monochromatic) CCD camera. There can be no denying many of today's experienced deep-sky astrophotographers work with dedicated CCD cameras. In this lecture the potentials of astrophotography with high-end consumer DSLRs will be explored and compared to CCD cameras.
Speaker: Maurice Toet
All you need to know about CCD cameras
Understand all CCD camera parameters and their importance and validity in both narrowband and broadband imaging including fundamental astrophotographer's math, general tips for successful CCD astrophotography.
Speaker: Pavel Pech
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Speaker: Ivan Eder
The lecture agenda will be updated regularely and is subject to errors and changes.