Josh Smith Ideal mobile imaging setups
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Dave Kodama--AstroImaging and Travel
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Greg Benecke--My Star Trek - Lessons Learned In Astrophotography
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Ann Zabludoff: An Amateur-Professional Collaboration to Discover Gravitational Wave Sources
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Greg Crinklaw--Sky Tools 4 Imaging
N.I.N.A Nighttime Imaging N' Astronomy
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Lloyd Smith DeepSkyWest Remote Observatories
Ray Gralak talks about APCC and unguided imaging
Rachel Freed talks about Student Astronomical Research Programs
Product review Rainbow Astro RST135, Pegasus Astro UPB, Optec Sagitta
Rowland Archer, A Survey of Imaging Automation Software
Tolga Visits DeepSkyWest
https://www.theastroimagingchannel.com/ https://www.deepskywest.com/ https://www.tolgaastro.com/
Three ways to remove stars in narrowband images, without using PixInsight.
https://www.theastroimagingchannel.com/ Annie's Astro Actions
https://www.eprisephoto.com/astro-actions J-P Metsavainio
https://zipproth.de/Straton/ Astrophotography by Bob Franke
http://bf-astro.com/ Eric's final image
Terry Hancock Virtual tour of Grand Mesa Observatory
TAIC Participants: Workshop on M13
Richard Wright: Developments in The Sky X
Hamza Touhami: Planning, Capturing, Processing in Prism
https://www.theastroimagingchannel.com/ Go to the start of the broadcast https://youtu.be/Cnxb456mIGY?t=1503
TJ Connolly: Preparing for Mercury Solar Transit
OSC v LRGB
TAIC Contributors: Processing NGC 1968 (Terry's Data)
Hamza Touhami: Prism: Global Overview
Hamza Touhami of Hyperion Software will describe what is needed in a night of image acquisition and how Prism Software aids the imager.
Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn: Taking Night Sky Pictures in Less than Ideal Conditions
•Clear Dark Sky – www.cleardarksky.com
•The Weather Network – www.theweathernetwork.com
•Environment and Cimate Change Canada – http://www.weather.ec.gc.ca
•Forest fire smoke forecast - http://firesmoke.ca/
•Aurora - http://www.aurora-service.org/aurora-forecast/
* Local Aurora warnings – www.grimsbyweather.com
•Satellite - https://weather.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/, http://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu, https://weather.cod.edu/satrad/ OTHER
Websites (google “light pollution maps”)
•http://www.inquinamentoluminoso.it – Satellite monitoring
Ray Gralak: Pempro
Download PemPro log viewer http://www.siriusimaging.com/PEMProV3/PEMProLogViewer_Setup_188.8.131.52.exe For PemPro Original
https://www.ccdware.com/products/pempro/ Sirius Imaging YouTube Channel
Bill Long: Voyager Software
TAIC Contributors: Processing M42 (Eric's Data)
Eric Cole will make available a set of data for all to download and process. Those sending in results of their efforts will be invited to come explain their processing to the TAIC community.
Ken Sturrock: The SkyX Professional: A small look at a big program
An astroimager shows how The Sky X is useful to an astroimager.
Sydney of AstroBin (Nick Pavelchak): Topic TBD
Nick's Astrobin page
Ron Brecher: MultiscaleLinearTransform: A Versatile Image Enhancement Tool in PixInsight
Ron Brecher: MultiscaleLinearTransform: A Versatile Image Enhancement Tool in PixInsight Ron's website http://astrodoc.ca/ (Note, Originally Scheduled program (Greg Crinklaw, Sky Tools 4) has been postponed.)
Adam Block Beauty of the night sky
Adam's website https://adamblockstudios.com/ Link to M42 data https://www.testing.theastroimagingchannel.com/workshop/#cgl
Charles Bracken: Finding The Optimal Nights to Image an Object
To buy Charles Bracken's book
click this link https://www.amazon.com/Deep-sky-Imaging-Primer-Second/dp/0999470906/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=charles+bracken&qid=1557108117&s=gateway&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/Astrophotography-Sky-Atlas-Charles-Bracken/dp/1517687802/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=charles+bracken&qid=1557108277&s=gateway&sr=8-2
Tom Bash: High Resolution Planetary Imaging
Tom Bash will present information about processing Planetary images.
Bob Denny, Developments in ACP and ASCOM ALPACA
Bob Denny of DC-3 Software will tell us about recent developments in ASCOM, ALPACA, and ACP Our website
https://ascom-standards.org/Developer/Alpaca.htm Bob Denny's website
Beauty And the Beholder Adam Block
https://www.testing.theastroimagingchannel.com/ Adam's website
Advanced Pixel Math in Pixinsight--Ron Brecher
Applying PixInsight's Advanced Pixel Math to do things like repairing image artifacts and combining Ha and (L)RGB data https://www.testing.theastroimagingchannel.com/ http://astrodoc.ca/
Danny Perry: Powering While Away from Home
Daniel Perry (http://www.californiastars.net/ ) will present us information about batteries, connectors, and all you need to power your astroimaging rig while away from home.
Dialing in Polar Alignment with Polemaster and PHD2--Ryan Blankenship
We will discuss the installation and use of the QHY Polemaster. We will share the use of the Polemaster software to dail in a rough to near perfect aligment (as we mere mortals can get). We will then discuss using PHD2 to verify our polar alignment and make any adjustments needed. For chat go to our website https://www.testing.theastroimagingchannel.com/
AstroImaging on a Budget-Miqaela Weller
Miqaela Weller tells us how to collect and process imaging data on a budget.
For chat go to our website
PixInsight for Beginners-Molly Wakeling
Molly Wakeling will demonstrate some of the beginning concepts of PixInsight. https://www.testing.theastroimagingchannel.com/
Polar Aligning Including PHD2
Some of the concepts behind Polar Alignment, and examples from PHD2 Drift Align and Polar Drift Align. Come with your questions and answers about Polar Alignment. For chat https://www.testing.theastroimagingchannel.com/
Open Session on Platesolving.
Open Q&A session discussing platesolving. For chat goto https://www.testing.theastroimagingchannel.com/
Simple Pixelmath Operations in PixInsight
David Ault will present on Pixelmath in PixInsight. Presentation...
Capturing Comet 46P with a Static Tripod...
Capturing comet 46P with a static tripod, tracked OTA and piggy backed lens We will discuss 3 potential ways of capturing a moving target, like comet 46P. The first will be using a static tripod, camera and lens to capture a wider field view. The second will be using a traditional tracked mount and OTA to capture a closer in view of the target. Lastly we will discuss the benefit of using a piggyback mount to add a different focal length to the OTA. We will discuss the software used to obtain and image the target, track the section of the sky and lastly some of the processing done to create the slideshows. All of this will be from a relatively novice perspective. Presented by Ryan Blankenship
Open Session: Processing
An open session on processing...
Gaston Baudat from Innovations Foresight
Gaston will present on some of his new products. https://www.innovationsforesight.com
An open session
Live data sharing and processing.
In this session, we'll embrace the rabbit hole. We'll pick some random data and do a walkthrough of it during the session. If we get multiple people processing, we can see how everyone differs in their routines. Please feel free to chat or volunteer data.
What Works and does not work in SGP--A Group Discussion
A group discussion on SGP. Moderated by Alex McConahay
Astro Pixel Processor Demonstrated by Mabula Haverkamp
Mabula Haverkamp will demonstrate his astrophotography processing program Astro Pixel Processor. https://www.astropixelprocessor.com/
Comparing Alex's NGC7000 results...
In this session we'll compare our results on the NGC7000 data. We'll discuss challenges, and the techniques we used to overcome them.
Take part in the conversation on theastroimagingchannel.com
Processing Alex McConahay's NGC7000 Data
In this session, we'll walk-through a processing of Alex McConahay's data. Please download it and give it a shot. Next week, we'll compare everyone's processing. The data is available for download here...