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Public Library Deep-Sky Imaging Workshop

10 Feb 2019, 16:08 UTC
Public Library Deep-Sky Imaging Workshop
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On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, Insight Observatory Science Educator, Steven Davies and I had the pleasure of presenting Insight Observatory's first public Deep-Sky imaging workshop outside the classroom. The event was held at the Cotuit Public Library located on Maint Street, Cotuit, Massachusetts. The purpose of the workshop was to provide a primer on how remote robotic telescopes acquire deep-sky imaging data and how it is then processed.Insight Observatory Project Developer, Michael Petrasko and Science Educator, Steven Davies describing the remote location of the Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO). Photo by Michael Davies.I started the workshop off with an introduction to Insight Observatory and its mission of astronomy education outreach. I also introduced the organization's network of its Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO) and how they are accessed and operated. Steve then took over the presentation providing an informative talk on what types of deep-sky objects exist in our night skies such as galaxies, star clusters and the different types of nebulae. Steve explained the unique characteristics and scientific origin as well as how images of these astronomical objects are created from data acquired from the remote robotic telescopes.After Steve concluded his part of the talk, I had ...

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