Transcript video of the online meeting.
Kevin is a friend of Ken Mallory. Presented by Chris Purse
Astrophotography by the Victoria Camera Club members – John McDonald
- John introduced VCC members who participated in his astrophoto workshop, which was two sessions of 2 hours each
- Mainly used camera and tripod for sky scape photos
- How to find objects using planetarium software
- Work flow for skyscapes, star trails and time lapse (video)
- Basic – Photoshop, Starstax
- Stacking – Starry Landscape Stacker (Mac), Sequator (Windows)
- Deep sky processing – Deep Sky Stacker, PixInsight
- Slideshow profiling VCC participants’ astronomical photo results
Harvest Moonrise over Edmonton – Luca Vanzella
Black Holes and the 2020 Nobel Prizes – Randy Enkin
- Roger Penrose – Black Hole formation and the general theory of relativity
- Reinhard Genzel, Andrea Ghez – Supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy
TPO 16″ telescope repair status – Reg Dunkley
- The Technical Committee recommended that the 16″ TPO not be replaced under warranty by OPT. Victoria Centre will instead get a store credit to purchase other astronomical gear.
- This recommendation was accepted by Victoria Centre Council.
- Access to the VCO – we can return to Observatory Hill with our Active Observers under limited group rules.