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Tips for Photographing the Comet

By: David KellerFor those of you that want to try your luck at photographing comet NeoWise, and are not experienced astro-imagers, here are some suggestions:   Equipment:    Tripod:  You absolutely require a tripod or an equivalent way to hold the camera still, and that’s because to get a decent photograph, you will need an exposure in the range of 2-6 seconds.  If you’re using a smartphone, many inexpensive camera holders are available on Amazon.  If you’ve a DSLR (or…

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MY VENTURE INTO ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY PART TWO BY: GERRY DiNUZIO

I Purchased the Starry Night program to help with star alignment and location of objects and found out that it is a big help but was still not getting to the objects as I expected.  I thought that the problem might be with my polar alignment, so I started looking into ways to improve on that.  I was quick to discover that there is a camera that would get excellent polar alignment.  So, entering my world was the Orion StarShoot…

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May 2020 Star Newsletter

2020 May MY VENTURE INTO ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY By Gerry DiNunzio  Facebook Highlights  Astronomy Meets Amateur Radio  RACOBS Friday 22 May *Cancelled* PixInsight DBE Function Imaging Meeting 9 May RAC Meeting Minutes 8 May 2020 Stellar Spectroscopy   Website Content of the Month Star Newsletter April 2020 Home Page

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Astronomy Meets Amateur Radio

The photo in the article shows girl scouts using the Itty Bitty Radio Telescope provided to  the Raleigh Astronomy Club by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank West Virginia.  The girls were listening for signals giving off by satellites.  At the time of this event the skies were cloudy and the optical telescopes had to be put away but signals were still being  received by the radio telescope.  On a recent zoom meeting as the speaker was getting…

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