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We will continue to broadcast our live meetings via Zoom for our remote audience. Come here frequently for links.

Upcoming Meeting: Planetary Imaging with a Dobsonian Telescope (Zoom Meeting)

By: Drew Henry, Dallas, Texas

Those who are delving into the realm of astrophotography might think they need fancy telescopes with go-to mounts, slewing capability, tracking, polar alignment, etc.  Not so.  In fact, you can capture wonderful astro-images with a simple “starter” dobsonian telescope.  Drew Henry will discuss his methodology for capturing lunar and planetary images with a 10” dobsonian telescope including: (1) the gear he uses and how to set it up; (2) software he uses for capture and the overall process; (3) drift method, setting up and using an Equatorial Platform; and (4) software for post-processing all his images.  Drew has captured some wonderful images using his 10” dobsonian (and you can too!).  If you’re interested in getting started with astrophotography, then this is a talk you’re not going to want to miss! (Zoom Meeting, MAS will NOT MEET @ MoSH this month).

Click here for Zoom Link.

Next Astrophotography Focus Meeting

JUNE 18, 2022: 7:00pm

Moderator: Ric Honey et. all

Topic – COLOR Cameras. DSLRs and special purpose, cooled and non-cooled. How to get the best results and what methods and tools you use for post processing. What kind of filters have you used and what was the results (good and bad). And as always, anything else you can think off. Teachers and Learners invited. Presentations welcome. Membership not required.

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May 21,28: Burton’s
May 27 Propbusters
June 4: Penson Mounds

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The Memphis Astronomical Society is a non-profit, public service organization promoting interest and education in astronomy and related sciences. Founded in 1953.

We offer

  • Telescope tips
  • Astronomy programs
  • Physics programs
  • Hands on telescope training
  • Astronomy telescope videos
  • Dark sky observing
  • Astronomy equipment help guides

The Memphis Astronomical Society is 501(c)(3) charitable educational society, and as such, donations may be tax deductible (please consult your tax advisor). If you care to make a donation, you may use the link below to so. We will be sure you recieve a reciept for your records.

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