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March 2, 2020
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    March 2, 2020  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA

    Free and Open to the Public

    Sketching Celestial Objects
    By Keith Lawrence

    Keith will present a short talk on recording your observations, including sketching, for future reference. He will feature recommendations from The Astronomical League and talk about how to be recognized for your efforts.

    Notes:

    Terri's Asto-imaging talk will be at the April meeting.

    Paul's talk on Image Processing Basics will be at the June Meeting.

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April 6, 2020
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    April 6, 2020  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA

    Free and Open to the Public

    Basic Astro-imaging
    By Terri Zittritsch

    Terri will cover some of the equipment steps she took to start photographing the sky. Including astro-imaging with just an SLR (single lens reflex) camera on a tripod, Astro-imaging with DSLR (digital single lens reflex) piggy backed on a telescope, video imaging with a small web cam on an SCT and then graduating to a equatorial mount with small refractors and using a computer.

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May 4, 2020
  • VAS Annual Banquet & Business Meeting

    May 4, 2020  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    St. John's Club, 9 Central Ave, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

    Not open to the general public, but if you want to be an invited guest please contact us.

    If you are having the meal, choices are Turkey with all the fixings or Veggie Lasagna. Paul Walker will send out RSVP’s in April. The meal is $25 at the door, no charge if not eating.

    There will be a silent auction to raise money for the club. If you have items to donate to the cause, let us know ahead of time.

    Elections this year are for Secretary, Treasurer and the 4 Board Members at Large. Any full member interested in any of these positions please contact any of the board members listed at the end of the newsletter.

    Location: St. Johns Club, 9 Central Ave. South Burlington (take Lakeside Ave from Pine St.)
    Social Hour 6-7. Dinner 7-8. Door prizes, awards, annual business meeting 8-9.

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June 1, 2020
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    June 1, 2020  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA

    Free and Open to the Public

    Imaging Processing Basics
    By Paul Walker

    Paul will cover some basic information about digital images that is useful for understanding why astsro-images are processed the way they are.  He will include information about the difference between pictures taken using a camera's RAW format and the "normal" JPG format.  Terminology and concepts will be introduced such as light frames, dark frames and flat fields.  Typical steps taken during "stacking" of images will be covered.  How to use specific stacking software will not be covered.

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