Astrophiz 59: Dr Ian Musgrave ~ Astrophotography 101

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Astrophiz 59 Dr Ian Musgrave ~ Astrophotography 101

A full-length feature episode on astrophotography and astroimaging with Dr Ian Musgrave of Astroblogger fame. 

Ian is a University toxicology lecturer, amateur astronomer and astrophotographer, and he explains how to plan for a shoot, some worthwhile targets, some imaging software to try, and the sky visualisation softwares he uses. 

Then he presents his regular segment ‘What’s Up Doc?  where he tells us what’s up in the evening, night and morning skies for the next two weeks, and how, when and where to look to find the asteroid Vesta as a naked eye object.

In the news:

Mars Curiosity Rover discovers organics on Mars, and Mars methane levels are found to be seasonal, and we inch closer to a conclusion that life may be ubiquitous.

Follow @ianfmusgrave on Twitter and get his weekly observation tips on his astrobloggger website and on his Southern Skywatch blog.
Just put Astroblogger and Southern Skywatch into your search engine.
He come up #1 in searches.

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Some of the URLs mentioned in this episode:
Telescope adaptors
https://www.ozscopes.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=smartphone+adaptor+for+telescope
https://www.bintel.com.au/product/meade-smart-phone-adapter/
https://shop.australiangeographic.com.au/ag-telescope-mobile-attachment.html
Stacking programs
http://www.astronomie.be/registax/download.html
http://deepskystacker.free.fr/english/download.htm
Planetarium programs
http://stellarium.org/
https://sourceforge.net/projects/skychart/
Image programs
https://www.gimp.org/
https://imagej.nih.gov/ij/download.html
https://pixinsight.com/downloads/
Spacecraft Image files
https://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/data.shtml
https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/
http://blogs.esa.int/vmc/vmc-data-archive/
https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/galleries/raw-images?order=earth_date+desc&per_page=50&page=0
https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/psa/rosetta

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