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"ASIAIR: Generalized Information & Live Demo" by Dave Parks

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST


ZWO’s ASIAIR has helped make astrophotography easier and more convenient than ever. This compact Raspberry Pi-based computer can replace a laptop at the telescope and eliminate the need for additional software, USB hubs, power supplies, and a Wi-Fi router. Dave’s presentation will include a brief review of the ASIAIR itself along with a generalized explanation of its purpose, modes, and functions. Dave will then give a live demonstration of the ASIAIR in action under the stars. He’ll highlight many of the ASIAIR’s features, such as polar alignment, focus, autoguiding calibration, target selection, platesolving, live stacking, autorun, creating an imaging plan, mosaics, and video/planetary imaging.

About the Speaker:
David Parks joined the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society in 2020 and has been an amateur astronomer since childhood. Recently retired from a career as an IT professional, he now travels the country with his wife, Traci, seeking adventure and dark skies for his astrophotography passion.


February 16
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST


Kalamazoo Astronomical Society