Saturday Afternoon: “Astro-Video Observing”

/Saturday Afternoon: “Astro-Video Observing”

Saturday Afternoon: “Astro-Video Observing”

July 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Main Yurt

Doug Murphy

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

Astro-Video Observing


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. 


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

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