Kevin Quin, NOVAC Member
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:30 pm in the Yurt
Shooting with your eyes closed: Imaging Automation
Gone are the days when deep sky astrophotography meant exhausting nights spent fretting over your gear while swatting mosquitoes or fending off frostbite. With imaging automation packages like Sequence Generator Pro, you can set up your imaging equipment and then spend the rest of the night looking through that huge dob down the field, watching TV with your family, or even sleeping! (Remember what sleep is?) In the morning your images will be waiting on your laptop and your gear will be safely powered down. Kevin Quin will describe the components of an automated imaging setup, and explain how he uses imaging automation software to take pictures while he’s fast asleep.
This is the fourth volume of a series of presentations on imaging that Kevin calls You Suck at Astrophotography (and so do I). As he’ll tell anyone who will listen, Kevin has no technical background whatsoever, and obtains good images through stubbornness rather than skill. He lives in fear of the day when someone knowledgeable will point out that he really has no idea what he’s doing. Until then, he enjoys providing the liberal arts major’s perspective on technical topics in astrophotography.