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"Remote Astro-Imaging for Everyone" by David Churchill

February 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST


As amateur astronomers we live in exciting times. Recent technology advances have made our equipment more capable, making it easier to use and cheaper, generating more enjoyment, and allowing access to our hobby to many more people than ever before.

One area of rapid growth is that of remote astro-imaging. The ability to operate a telescope system at a distance and being able to take advantage of really dark skies from the comfort of your home is compelling. However, remote imaging comes in many flavors and can be daunting to a newcomer.

In this presentation, we will explore David's personal journey with remote astro-imaging, the techniques he uses, and the decisions he has made. David will share the pros and cons of the various options available today for remote imaging, and how you can get started and be successful in this exciting field.

About the Speaker:
David Churchill has maintained a passion for astronomy for over 50 years. Originally from the UK, he has now lived in Southern California for almost 30 years. David owns and operates a remote observatory in SE Arizona, and has equipment located in the Atacama Desert, Chile. This enables access to imaging targets across the entire night-sky whenever it is clear.

David is retired from a successful career in the software industry, his last tenure being with IBM. He is married with one teenage daughter and an incredibly understanding wife.


February 18
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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Kalamazoo Astronomical Society