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RikM

SGL-XI talks and workshops

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The current running order for organised talks and workshops is

Saturday 12th

11:00 - Daytime Photography

Tips and techniques for getting the most out of your DSLR or compact system camera and post processing.

Hosted by: JonH & RikM

Location: Welcome Tent

 

12:00 - Astroboot

Bring and buy tabletop sale for astronomy equipment and related items

Location: Welcome tent

 

13:00 - Narrowband Processing Workshop - Group 1

Image processing walk through and examples (See separate thread for details)

Hosted by: Uranium235

Location: Scott's awning (Kingfisher 6)

 

14:00 - Dobsonian telescope design, build, modification and maintenance 

Overview of the basic methods and considerations when maintaining and modding your Dob or building your own.

Hosted by: Moonshane & swamp thing

Location: swamp thing's pitch (Buzzard 49)

 

15:00 - Narrowband Processing Workshop - Group 2

Image processing walk through and examples (See separate thread for details)

Hosted by: Uranium235

Location: Scott's awning (Kingfisher 6)

 

15:00 - Visual Observation of Galaxies

A practical session with the aim of inspiring those who attend to go back and look for the targets we go through. We will cover a range of targets from easy to hard with guides on how to star-hop to them.

Hosted by: mdstuart

Location: Welcome tent

 

16:00 - Introduction to Video Astronomy

Overview of the basic equipment and methods used for video astronomy

Hosted by: michaelmorris and Stu

Location: Welcome tent

 

17:30 - Hogroast!

 

This is makes for a pretty full afternoon and there are a couple of other things still to be arranged.

It would be good to get an idea of numbers wishing to attend these sessions, so if you could register your interest in this thread that would be a help.

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Interested in the narrowband processing workshop to see if I can pick up any tips.  Will this be with photoshop or Pixinsight does any-one know.

AstroBoot - is this strictly Astro stuff, or can camping stuff also be sold?

Carole 

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3 minutes ago, carastro said:

Interested in the narrowband processing workshop to see if I can pick up any tips.  Will this be with photoshop or Pixinsight does any-one know.

AstroBoot - is this strictly Astro stuff, or can camping stuff also be sold?

Carole 

It will based on Photoshop. Full details are in Rob's thread 

 

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32 minutes ago, carastro said:

Interested in the narrowband processing workshop to see if I can pick up any tips.  Will this be with photoshop or Pixinsight does any-one know.

AstroBoot - is this strictly Astro stuff, or can camping stuff also be sold?

Carole

Photoshop only, as Rik mentioned - please see the signup thread for details.

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I'll be interested in the Daytime Photography workshop.   That is if I can get myself up in time :D

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I'd be interested in the Dob building workshop... Do I need to bring any tools?! :thumbright:

 

(my toolbox comprises claw hammer, lump hammer, sledge hammer, gaffer tape and WD40).

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43 minutes ago, CraigT82 said:

I'd be interested in the Dob building workshop... Do I need to bring any tools?! :thumbright:

 

(my toolbox comprises claw hammer, lump hammer, sledge hammer, gaffer tape and WD40).

my kind of tool kit :icon_biggrin:

 

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On 28/01/2016 at 16:24, CraigT82 said:

my toolbox comprises claw hammer, lump hammer, sledge hammer, gaffer tape and WD40

Rumour has it that's the only tools Swamp Thing used to build his Dob! :eek:

 

I'm interested in attending the Dob workshop and might bring some things along for the Astroboot session.

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Hi Stu and Michael,

On 26 January 2016 at 21:42, RikM said:

16:00 - Introduction to Video Astronomy

Overview of the basic equipment and methods used for video astronomy

Hosted by: michaelmorris and Stu

Location: TBA

 

I would love to attend this (brilliant?) event.

It should set me up nicely for the Hog Roast!

Thanks

Adrian

 

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Hello Guys

 

I would be interested in Dob Building  and the Introduction to Video Astronomy workshops, thank you!

Best regards,

 

Hadyn - IOM

 

 

 

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You beat me to it Hadyn.

i'm up for Dob building and Video astro as well.

Shame that it isn't before the astro boot thingy as I was going to put an old CCD webcam on the table due to being genuinely confused  by the whole thing.

I've got a few Eypieces and other bits and pieces for the Astroboot.

Paul

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Hi Jon and Rik, hope you're both well.

I'm interested in getting some photography tips. Should set me up nicely for my hols in april :-)

Cheers.

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On 1/26/2016 at 21:42, RikM said:

 

16:00 - Introduction to Video Astronomy

Overview of the basic equipment and methods used for video astronomy

Hosted by: michaelmorris and Stu

Location: TBA

oooh, I've very interested in this. Looking forward to getting more details when they arrive.

Also, for those interested in Rob's narrowband processing workshops - definitely sign up if you can (and if there is space left). I attended last year and not only is Rob a top chap but can work wonders :thumbup:

Cheers

Will

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I'd like to attend the video astronomy please.

Another couple of suggestions / requests for help from willing volunteers pleaes:

1) a demo of the QHYCCD Polemaster would be useful if someone brings one along.

2) I've never guided or used PHD2 so some help with that would be great.

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20 minutes ago, A40farinagolf said:

2) I've never guided or used PHD2 so some help with that would be great.

If you pop along to pitch 17 I can show you my guiding set up if that would help? 

Cheers

Will

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1 hour ago, Twisted Lip said:

If you pop along to pitch 17 I can show you my guiding set up if that would help? 

Cheers

Will

Will,

Many thanks and I'll take you up on the offer.

Regards,

Mark

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On 26 January 2016 at 21:42, RikM said:

The current running order for organised talks and workshops is

Saturday 12th

11:00 - Daytime Photography

Tips and techniques for getting the most out of your DSLR or compact system camera and post processing.

Hosted by: JonH & RikM

Location: TBA

 

12:00 - Astroboot

Bring and buy tabletop sale for astronomy equipment and related items

Location: Welcome tent

 

13:00 - Narrowband Processing Workshop - Group 1

Image processing walk through and examples (See separate thread for details)

Hosted by: Uranium235

Location: Auspom's awning!

 

14:00 - Dobsonian telescope design, build, modification and maintenance 

Overview of the basic methods and considerations when maintaining and modding your Dob or building your own.

Hosted by: Moonshane & Swamp Thing

Location: TBA

 

15:00 - Narrowband Processing Workshop - Group 2

Image processing walk through and examples (See separate thread for details)

Hosted by: Uranium235

Location: Auspom's awning!

 

16:00 - Introduction to Video Astronomy

Overview of the basic equipment and methods used for video astronomy

Hosted by: michaelmorris and Stu

Location: TBA

 

17:30 - Hogroast!

 

This is makes for a pretty full afternoon and there are a couple of other things still to be arranged.

It would be good to get an idea of numbers wishing to attend these sessions, so if you could register your interest in this thread that would be a help.

I would be interested in joining the Daytime Photography session if possible.  Depending upon numbers you are welcome to use my van as venue if it helps.

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Hi guys. I'll certainly be attending the dob workshop, looking forward to it. 

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It am pleased to be able to add a further session for Saturday afternoon.

 

15:00 - Visual Observation of Galaxies

A practical session with the aim of inspiring those who attend to go back and look for the targets we go through. We will cover a range of targets from easy to hard with guides on how to star-hop to them.

Hosted by: mdstuart

Location: Welcome tent

 

Note: I have updated the opening post to include location.

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I expect full attendance at my galaxy session from the dob mob of course! :headbang:56b687b68b230_NGC4565.jpg.fd774c74aedd91

Mark

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Looking forward to the visual Galaxy session. 

Don't forget those of us with normal sized scopes. 😀

Paul

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Paul

Definitely. I will provide a list of galaxy targets for smaller scopes / binoculars with star hoping charts.

Mark

 

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13 hours ago, mdstuart said:

I expect full attendance at my galaxy session from the dob mob of course! :headbang:

Mark

Oh I think we'll be there Mark ;)

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