Getting started with DSLR Astrophotography

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Type: General Meetings

Held on: Aug 06, 2013 (Tue) at 07:30 PM to Aug 06, 2013 (Tue) at 09:30 PM

Speaker: Ken Hoffman

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A118, Seattle, Washington

Ken Hoffman from the Everett Astronomical Society will be presenting "Getting Started with DSLR Astrophogography" See the notes for a synopsis of the presentation.


Latitude 47.6529796, Longitude -122.3110046


Getting Started with DSLR AP:

If you have a scope and a DSLR can you get started in Astrophotography for under $100.  Yes!! Will you stop spending there? Probably not.

This presentation talks about the basics imaging with a scope, of hooking the DSLR to the scope, picking your first targets, settings and processing with software you can get free on the internet.

After you take your first images and get hooked… what’s next? 

Depending on time available time we will talk about the best places to invest. Mounts, Scopes and Guiding.

This is not about getting images you can sell to a magazine...this about getting images what will keep you coming back to astrophotography over and over as you learn ( and probably spend more money)


About the speaker:

Ken Hoffman is a member of the Everett Astronomical Society who likes to refer to himself as an “Advanced Newbie”

His astronomy and educational background includes over a decade doing public programs at the Pacific Science Center in the 1980s to 1990s.  He recently took is long-time photography obsession and turned it to the night-sky.  In doing so he now has two AP mounts and 4+ scopes he has acquired for imaging which he does from his light polluted Lynnwood backyard.  “I’m still teaching myself new techniques and learning hard lessons each time I go out, but that is  part of the fun. “



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