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SWHAS Monthly Meeting Oct. 2020
30th October 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 30 October 2020 at 20:00 – 21:30 GMT
“A VIRTUAL TOUR OF MY HOME OBSERVATORY” – IAIN MELVILLE.
Iain will take us on a tour of his observatory, including a brief chat about the computer running things – a RaspBerry Pi.
He will talk about the choice of cameras, filters, etc. and what is not yet automated and why.
He will also be looking at the software and file management side of things and how he operates the observatory from inside the house when imaging. Iain will explain how he executes his imaging tasks using the raspberry Pi – from target selection, scheduling setup to focussing. He will also go into target centring via plate solving, autoguiding, calibration and monitoring.
You might remember Iain did a talk for us some years ago (March 2011) on Astrometry, so he will give us a brief recap on the astrometric programme and a review of Astro Pixel Processor (the new software he is using) with live image processing.
There will be lots to learn from this tour, both for the novice and the seasoned astronomer alike !
This is a free event for SWHAS members and a Zoom meeting link for the event will be emailed out nearer the time.