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Advanced Planetary Imaging Workshop

Venue: Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian road, London N1 9BU. (click to see map)
Saturday, 2020, June 20 (All day)

For information about booking for this meeting, click here.

This will be a one-day workshop in London held jointly with the Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA) on high speed video imaging of the planets. The day will include talks and discussion on stacking, alignment, quality sorting, noise reduction, equipment and the use of modern planetary processing software. There will be an emphasis on practical techniques and processes combined with discussions on the underlying principles as well as talks on how to best image particular planets. It will be expected that you will have already have some experience of planetary imaging but wish to take your imaging capabilities to the next level.

To include:

  • Overview of planetary imaging
  • Comparison of monochrome and colour imaging
  • Thermal management of telescopes 
  • Understanding seeing
  • Use of dispersion correctors 
  • New types of cameras
  • Infra red imaging
  • Imaging with Dobsonians 
  • Hands-on demonstrations of software including PIPP, WinJupos, AutoStakkert!, Registax, SER Player and Astra Image. 
  • Questions and discussion

Registax screen

Booking information

The prices are £5 for BAA members, SPA members, members of BAA affiliated societies, IoP members and children under 16, and £10 for non-members. This price includes teas and coffees but not lunch.

All attendees must pre-book via one of the following methods:

  • The BAA online shop
  • Telephoning the BAA Office on 0207 734 4145 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday