Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting


Open to Public

Type: Astrophotography Sig

Held on: May 11, 2021 (Tue) at 07:15 PM to May 11, 2021 (Tue) at 09:00 PM

Online Location: Please sign in to see online meeting location.

Speaker: Matt Dahl

Event Coordinator: Matt Dahl

NOTE: Due to an unforseen scheduling conflict, Alex Pinkin's talk has been postponed to the June meeting.

Topic: Offset and Gain. Confused by gain and offset settings on your camera? Come learn how to understand the specifications put out by camera manufacturers and how to make the most of your camera settings for the targets you are shooting.

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

Please email event coordinator Matt at for the link to this meeting.

Meets second Tuesday of the month, normally in the Red Barn Classroom of the Museum of Flight.  This meeting will be online via Zoom during the global COVID pandemic.

Shown in date descending order.

  • JUL

    Comet Neowise Virtual Star Party

    Fri at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    Join Oklahoma City Astronomy Club members Danny MacDonald and Andy Fryhover as we discuss Comet Neowise! We will go over a history of the comet - how it was discovered and when and what's going to happen in the future. Then, we will go on a night sky tour so you can find the comet yourself. Finally, we'll show off some club member photographs of the comet, share some viewing experiences, and show YOU some ways you can take photos of it yourself.

  • JUL

    NSN Webinar: Solar Orbiter: A joint ESA/NASA mission

    Thu at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join the NASA Night Sky Network to hear Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, as she shares with us an update on the Solar Orbiter mission. Solar Orbiter, a space mission of international collaboration between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA, is the latest mission to study the Sun. The mission will address a central question of heliophysics: How does the sun create and control the giant bubble of magnetic fields around it, the heliosphere? Night Sky ... more

  • JUL

    Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Tue at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Topic: Photographing Comets With comet NEOWISE in the sky, now is a great time to do some comet photography! Looking to learn how to image comets? We'll go over some basics on getting a good image. Already captured the comet? Come share with the group your tips and tricks for getting your shot (and share your images!). Meeting pw, if needed: 425333 This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required! Meets second Tuesday ... more

  • JUL

    Armchair Star Party

    Fri at 09:00 PM Open to Public

    Join San Jose Astronomical Association (SJAA) astronomers in our second Armchair (virtual) Star Party. We will take you on a guided tour of the current night sky and introduce you to the tools of astronomy. From their homes, SJAA members will share live views (weather permitting) as well as long-exposure photos of heavenly objects.Please see for event details!

  • JUL

    A Day in the Life of the Deep Space Network

    Thu at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Following a day in the life of the Deep Space Network; the coder to the scientist to the ACE to the spacecraft and back again. We’ll explore the different aspects of what actually goes into the difficult Tetris game that is Deep Space Communications and what’s coming next.

  • JUL

    Constellation Tour 02 - Ursa Major

    Mon at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    Take a tour with me through the constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear. This tour will be conducted using Stellarium and released on YouTube. This is part of a series of 88 virtual sky tours that will take you around the entire sky, one constellation at a time. Join me as we go through the constellation's location in the sky, it's brighter stars, double stars, and a few deep-sky objects.These tours will be presented on Monday evenings. Each tour will run for 10 to 30 minutes.The ... more

  • JUN

    Mars 2020, Robotic Arm – Behind the Spacecraft – Live Q&A

    Tue at 01:00 PM Open to Public

    Get to know some of the diverse team of engineers and scientists working on NASA's next Mars rover, Perseverance. NASA-JPL engineer Diana Trujillo moved to the U.S from Colombia and paid her way through college by cleaning houses. Join our conversation to find out how she is helping to find signs of ancient life on Mars through her work on the Perseverance rover's robotic arm. We'll be taking your questions live from the chat. The team is on track to launch Perseverance in July 2020 and ... more

  • JUN

    Making a Mars Rover

    Thu at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    We're preparing to launch the Perseverance rover to Mars, but what's involved in getting the Mars 2020 rover mission ready to head to Mars, and how do we prepare for operations once we're there? In this month's show, we'll talk with one of the researchers working on Mars 2020 to get a scientist's perspective on what it's like to develop a Mars rover mission. We'll then transition to hear about how NASA-JPL uses unique testing facilities on Earth for developing Mars rovers - testbeds for ... more

  • JUN

    Visual Astronomy 101

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Our speaker will be Mike Hotka, Astronomical League Master Observer with Platinum Award Level. Mike's book is Exploring Amateur Astronomy: Goal Oriented Observing. The monthly general meeting is as always, Open to the Public. However, due to the Covid 19 virus UW campus closure, this meeting will only be on-line. From 7:00PM to 7:30PM new members and guests are invited to ask questions and meet some of the existing members on-line. The meeting begins at 7:30pm with SAS business, ... more

  • JUN

    A Revolution In Commercial Space Development: The Next 42 Months

    Tue at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Bruce Pittman from NASA's Space Portal Office, as he shares with us the present, and future of commercial ventures in space.RegistrationNight Sky Network members can find more information and a link to preregister for this webinar (login required) at: available to everyone via Night Sky Network YouTube.Find the ... more