Learn about Astrophotography!
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 7:00
Aldrich Astrophotography member Kevin Boucher will discuss how astronomy pictures of galaxies, nebula, and other night sky wonders are taken. Kevin will share the obstacles that need to be overcome to create these beautiful pictures. Kevin will also discuss his own personal journey in the hobby he loves.
Attendees will get to see a slideshow of photographs taken through a telescope. This will be followed by information about what's visible in our night sky now.
Part of the NASA Science Activation program.
Free and open to the public.
Approximately 45 minutes
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
To learn more about astrophotography, visit the club's website!
About the image:
Fireworks Galaxy picture by Kevin Boucher
The Fireworks Galaxy is a face-on intermediate spiral galaxy with a small bright nucleus, whose location in the sky straddles the boundary between the northern constellations of Cepheus and Cygnus. Its distance from Earth is about 25.2 million light-years. Discovered by William Herschel on 9 September 1798, this well-studied galaxy has a diameter of approximately 40,000 light-years, which is about one-third of the Milky Way's size, and it contains roughly half the number of stars as the Milky Way.
Posted: to Athol Library News on Tue, Mar 9, 2021
Updated: Tue, Mar 9, 2021