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June 6, 2022
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    June 6, 2022  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Free and Open to the Public 

    This meeting will be a return to In-Person monthly meetings at the Brownell Library on 2A near 5-Corners in Essex Junction.
     
    At this time the library policy is that attendees of group meetings at the library must continue to wear masks. That policy may change over time, so watch for announcements.

     
    The intention is to also stream the main speaker and presentation via Zoom for those who choose to attend remotely. If you don't have Zoom installed, the application will automatically download and install when you click the link.  Or go to Zoom.us to download the interface application.

    Zoom meeting link:
    Ask for the link via info@vtastro.org

    VAS Members will be emailed the Zoom link.

    Note:
    The meeting starts at 7:30 pm, but you can join starting at about 7:15 or 7:20 PM to give you time to connect and work out any issues.

    2 Mini-Talks

    My Experience Using Remote Observatory Data for Astrophotography
    By Terri Zittritsch

    My mini-talk is on using data from commercial remote observatories for astrophotography.  This is just a short discussion on my experiences in creating a few astro-images from remote telescope data and how this differs from doing the image capture myself.  I’ve chosen Telescope Live as the hosting company to work with because one of the people I know in the field, Adam Block, has been using their data for some of his Pixinsight tutorials.  I hope to start some discussion among the astrophotographers in the club on this topic on using a remote commercial observatory as an option to putting up one’s own remote observatory or a local observatory in a clear sky challenged state such as Vermont.
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    The eVscope
    By Cale Shipman

    I recently purchased a lightly used eVscope made by UniStellar.  This is a small goto telescope with a built-in camera for viewing and sharing images.  It’s not unlike using a Revolution Imager, a number of us have, on a small telescope.  The difference being on what it reveals in nebula.  It also connects to smart phones and pads so that up to 10 people at a public viewing can share what is being captured.

    Following the main presentation, our recurring monthly presentations will include Constellation of the Month  by Terri Zittritsch

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