Upcoming Astronomy Events
As a service to our community, Sky & Telescope lists astronomy-related events, including star parties, observatory public nights, astronomy talks, and more. Star parties offer dark skies and astronomical fellowship and often cater to families and feature special activities for kids. Public nights give the general public a chance to view the sky through large telescopes, and public talks are a great place to learn the fundamentals of the science and the craft.
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Automated Imaging with NINA: The Features that Make it a Killer App
February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ESTFree
NINA (Night-time Imaging N Astronomy) is a Free Open Source Software (FOSS) designed to make imaging the night sky easier. The app allows users to automate most of the tasks needed to capture deep sky images. Well supported and feature rich, NINA is great for those new to the field of astrophotography or veterans who are looking for something new. This presentation will highlight some of the features of NINA that simplify the process for imaging the night sky.
About the Speaker:
Lloyd Simons is an organic chemist and a native Michigander. Astronomy has been an interest since childhood and is an example of where his love of science and nature intersect. He has a wife and three kids that all love to hike, camp and generally be outdoors. Lloyd started photographing the night sky in January 2019 during a lunar eclipse. He has since slowly accumulated the tools to capture deep sky objects from his driveway while he sleeps.