When:
July 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017-07-22T15:00:00-04:00
2017-07-22T16:30:00-04:00
Where:
Main Yurt

Doug Murphy

Saturday, July 22 , 2017, 3:00 pm in the Yurt

Astro-Video Observing

Summary

A simple webcam and monitor transforms observing in bright suburban conditions to a nearly live experience with an aperture many times larger than the telescopes—and in color!  Alt-azimuth telescope mounts work just fine.  The equipment required will be reviewed for both basic and more advanced setups.  Computer-control, power management, and webcasting live astro-video on the internet will also be discussed. 

Biography

Over 50 years in microscope and telescope optics; Professor of Cell Biology Johns Hopkins Medical School; Director of Imaging at HHMI Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn VA; book: Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging (John Wiley & Sons).  Amateur observer since 1970.  Ground and figured 8” and 16” Newtonian reflectors.    Currently retired.  NOVAC member since 2006