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