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Practical Astronomy and Astrophotography Group August – The moon is big, our cameras are small with Stephen Dean.

17/08/2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The moon is big, our cameras are small.

August’s group will be presented by Stephen Dean.

“Taking an image of the Moon with a high focal length telescope and a planetary camera is a great way to get a lot of detail, unfortunately this combination also results in a rather small field of view which makes taking an image of the whole Moon a rather tedious and time consuming process.

Record a video, move the mount, record a video, move the mount… What if this process could be automated?
That’s exactly what “Moon Panorama Maker” does.
MoonPanoramaMaker covers the current Moon phase with an optimal grid of single views and automatically steers the telescope mount and camera during their exposure.
In this talk I’ll be going through the basics of setting up and using Moon Panorama Maker with Firecapture.”


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Shaun Fletcher