Introduction to Astroimaging
This session is an introduction in to the exciting world of astro-imaging! Astro-imaging is a specialized type of digital photography for imaging astronomical objects and large areas of the night sky using an amateur telescope, mount and available cameras. This session will primarily focus on astro-imaging for the beginner. It will also touch on advanced astro-imaging and give a glimpse into what’s next!
John is a Department of Defense professional working in realm of space and intelligence. As an amateur astronomer, John had the privilege of using his astro-imaging skills professionally at work. John’s astro-imaging journey started in 2010 with his involvement in the NASA LCROSS Mission. He found himself in the unique position of being the only astronomer within his organization; therefore, he was asked to image the plume on the moon generated by the LCROSS impactor. John’s passion for astronomy started with his father when he was a boy. His father was instrumental in building several observatories and reflector telescopes. John still uses his father’s home-made 10″ reflector telescope today.