Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

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Open to Public

Type: Astrophotography Sig

Held on: Jan 24, 2020 (Fri) at 07:00 PM to Jan 24, 2020 (Fri) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn

Location: Museum of Flight Red Barn DRAFTING ROOM

Event Coordinator: Matt Dahl

Special Meeting will be held in Red Barn Drafting Room, not the Red Barn Classroom, as normal

Topic: Taking Your Best Images Under Poor Conditions

Kerry will share her planning and post-processing techniques used while producing some of her best and favourite deepsky and nightscape images that were taken under less than ideal weather or man-made conditions. In the end after seeing her creative process from start to finish, she hopes that you will be inspired to do the same.

This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required!

Normally meets second Tuesday of the month in the Red Barn Classroom of the Museum of Flight.


Latitude 47.517993, Longitude -122.2963839

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Kerry-Ann’s interest in astronomy started from a young age when she heard in the news that Halley’s Comet would be making a close approach to Earth. After getting her first telescope at the age of 11 and then her first SLR film camera as a teenager, she began to think of the possibilities of astrophotography. 
As a space science undergraduate student at York University in Toronto she was a volunteer at the observatory where she aided in tours, observing sessions and research. Over the course of more than 15 years she dabbled in astrophotography but it wasn't until the beginning of 2007 that she started to make big strides in the hobby. 
She worked hard to improve her post-processing skills while dealing with light pollution and equipment shortfalls. Her work has ended up winning awards and has been featured in science textbooks, astronomy related calendars, magazines and online publications such as Sky & Telescope, Sky News and NASA APOD. She shares her knowledge by doing speaking engagements and workshops for star parties, astronomy and camera clubs, and the general public.
While enjoying this intensive hobby, Kerry-Ann lives in the Niagara region of Ontario Canada with her family. She works for The Weather Network ( a Canadian National TV station) as a senior meteorologist and in her spare time flies small airplanes and travels around the world to capture unique nightscapes.
To see Kerry-Ann’s deep sky astrophotos and nightscapes visit her Instagram page at


posted over 1 year ago


This is just a friendly reminder that the Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) is scheduled for Jan 24, 2020, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us! Astrophotographer and APOD winner Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn will be talking to us about imaging under poor conditions. I look forward to seeing you there!