Tonights talk will be given by Martin Lewis on 13 practical tips to help improve the quality of your planetary and lunar imaging. The tips are based on experience gleaned during more than 650 planetary imaging sessions that Martin has carried out, since he started imaging the planets with his 222mm Dobsonian telescopes in 2005.
Martin as had a fascination for all things in the sky since a young boy. He is a professional engineer and part-time planetary imager, telescope builder and deep sky sketcher. He images using his home-built 444mm and 222mm Dobsonian telescopes on a home-built equatorial platform, from his back garden in St.Albans , Hertfordshire. Martin has been a prize-winner in the Planets section of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year for the last five years – winning both first and second prize in 2018 and the Our Moon category in 2022. He is an equipment advisor in the Equipment and Techniques section of the BAA. Martin has a website at https://skyinspector.co.uk/
There will be a refreshment break followed by an astronomy news update from Gordon Ewen.
Members £2, non members £3, and this includes refreshments.