A Guide to Astrophotography by Terry Hancock
Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:39 PM
I recently did my first video talk for an exhibition and I would like to share this particularly for anyone just getting started in the hobby. I made plenty of expensive mistakes early on and perhaps you may avoid some of these pitfalls
Following my introduction I talk about choice and use of astro equipment and software and finish up with several of my own latest images. http://www.youtube.c...h?v=EfRN_7tY_-Q
Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:40 PM
Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:02 AM
Nice introductory informational video - a lot of ground to cover in a short time! Thanks for including the tribute to the recently passed Sir P. Moore there at the start - he inspired so many of us (I never saw the TV show but his books where great). Nice that you mentiond CN and AMart too!
Things not covered like polar alignment/tracking - guiding(what is) PA aligned mount in general, scope optics differences wrt collimation and cooldown, acclimation... fov of optics, differences between alt/az and EQ... time necc for mono w filters vs. OSC(a bit unclear in a way that mono has no color matrix?)... but hey that's what these forums are for
Just want to mention you refer to the crescent as NGC 7 6 triple8 (at least sounds that way to me at 15:11 ?) in the audio though you have correct 6888 desig in the graphic. Wonderful, fantastic images there towards the end
Thanks so much for the time and effort to make that viseo it's great folks can see so much 'tip to tail' with an experienced guide to explain - clear skies
Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:41 AM
Yeah a lot of ground to cover in such a short time and I wasn't given much notice to put this together.
The toughest thing for me was figuring out the the capture, voice and editing software to put this together which was also new to me and having to talk at the same time caused me to stumble a few times and yes a few errors were made
I'm sure I will do some follow up videos, yours and anyone else's suggestions here are appreciated and will help to make sure they are not forgotten next time around
I had originally put this together about a week before Sir Patrick Moore's passing otherwise I sure would have mentioned it during the clip, so I felt I just had to edit the credits at the beginning.
Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:16 AM
Thanks for the great video. I often have folks ask me what it takes to get into astrophotography and while I do not mind talking their ear off on the subject. I think sending them the link to your video is a better start. Thanks again for taking the time and effort to document the subject and of course for a look at your great photos!
Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:41 AM
Many thanks I'm glad you find some value for the video clip. BTW I just checked out your photos on flickr.
Keep up the great work
Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:46 PM