Monday, August 20, 2012, 10:00 am in the Main Yurt
Jupiter is back, and modern software makes getting great images of the planets almost effortless. No, we’re just kidding, of course! It’s a huge pain! Still, with the automation features and batch processing capabilities of programs like Firecapture and Autostakkert, it’s far easier than it used to be. Kevin Quin will show you how he uses these two freeware programs as the foundation of his planetary imaging routine.
As he’ll tell anyone who will listen, Kevin has no technical background whatsoever, and obtains good images through stubbornness rather than skill. Figuring that anyone who’s taking advice from him is desperate, he’s compiled his suffering into a series of presentations that he calls “You Suck at Astrophotography (and so do I).” This is Volume 3, following up on Volumes 1 (Planetary Image Processing for Liberal Arts Majors) and 2 (Autoguiding Without Superstition).