Astronomy Events

Astrophotography Image Processing Class - Sat 20th Nov 2021

Discover the world of astrophotography image processing with local WA Astrophotographer, Roger Groom. Learn the pieces of the software puzzle and the processing workflow that will help you focus your image processing skills appropriately.

Roger will cover both common concepts applicable to all astrophotography as well as specific software and processing requirements for some scenarios.

In this class you will be walked through examples of how to process different types of astro-images including:
•       DSLR/Mirrorless camera images of nightscape/landscape scenes including those with the Milky Way
•       Telescope images of deep sky subjects (eg: nebulae, galaxies and star clusters) captured using DSLR/Mirrorless or dedicated CCD/CMOS Astro camera
•       Telescope images of the planets Saturn and Jupiter captured using video

WHEN: 6.30pm-9.30pm Saturday 20th November, 2021

WHERE:  Henderson Environmental Centre, End of Groat Street, North Beach

Non-members are welcome. Bookings are essential.
•       $77 Adults
•       $115.50 Adult plus one (bring a friend or family member for company)

*Go to the Stargazers Club WA website Events tab for more information

Latest Event - Geminid Meteor Shower – Dec 4th to 17th

Start date: Sun 17th Dec 2023    

The Geminid meteor shower is an annual meteor shower that occurs in mid-December. It is called the Geminid meteor shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Gemini in the night sky. The Geminid meteor shower is usually one of the best meteor showers of the year, with up to 120 meteors visible per hour at its peak. The Geminids are caused by debris from an asteroid called 3200 Phaethon, which orbits the Sun once every 1.4 years.

The meteors are visible from around December 4th to 17th each year, with the peak of the shower occurring on the night of December 13th and the early morning of December 14th. To see the Geminids, you should go to a location with a clear, dark sky and look up towards the constellation Gemini. The best time to view the meteor shower is from around 10:00 p.m. to dawn.

Coming Up - Great Sydney Total Solar Eclipse 2028

Start date: Sat 22nd Jul 2028    

Taken in Carbondale IL, USA during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Canon 5D MK3 with Sigma 150-600mm lens and Baader AstroFilm solar filter.

Ok so this might be a little premature 10 years out from the event, but hey – why not get the hype machine rolling early right? There’s a lot of time to prepare and practice or at the very least, scratch a few days off your future calendar to come join us and the rest of Sydney for a total solar eclipse with a “greatest duration” of totality that passes right over the Bintel store in Glebe! Almost 4 glorious minutes of darkness await during totality. To check the map for your predicted time and proximity to totality check NASA’s website here.

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