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September 8 2010

posted Sep 20, 2010, 7:51 PM by Christopher Leeney   [ updated Sep 22, 2010, 6:37 PM ]
  • Introduced the very large group of newcomers to the Telescope and dome.
  • Introduced the control interface, from the old computer running the DOS Telescope Control Program, to TheSky Six that we use to point the telescope and locate things and astronomical image processing suite Maxim DL.  Demonstrated how to make a subset image.
  • Shot our first galaxy, Andromeda, and demonstrated how levels can be used to enhance contrast and bring out subtle details.
  • Got a few blurry images of Jupiter through a clear filter with a short exposure, demonstrating how to shoot a sequence.