Astro Imagers Special Interest Group

The Antennae Galaxies.
Imaged By Dave Goodin

The AISIG is a group within the SDAA devoted to imaging the sky and helping others to take astro-images. This “sport” is growing rapidly with theadvent of more capable and accessable electronic camers. In addition, astro-imaging is a fascinating way to observe since we can capture fainter details than are possible with the unaided eye. Of course, there are recorded images to process, save, share and compare. AISIG members have a wide range of imaging interests – landscape and sky, solar, wide field night sky, planetary, deep space, narrow band imaging – and use imaging tools that range from cell phones, to web cameras, to Digital SLRs, to specialized CCD cameras. Similarly, our experience level goes from beginner to some of the most accomplished imagers on the West Coast.

The Andromeda Galaxy. Imaged by Vince Bert

If you are an imager or are interested in learning about astro-imaging, you are invited to attend our regular meetings or ask any of the members for advice or help. Our regular meetings are on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Mission Trails Regional Park in the Visitor Center.  Contact the AISIG Chairman for further information.

We support both beginning and more advanced astro-imagers. We have an exciting group within the AISIG that is working with data from the 24-inch remotely controlled Light Buckets telescopes in New Mexico.

Please view some of our work on the AISIG Gallery on Astrobin or Flickr
Join us in discussion at the AISIG Group.

Caught on DVD
Previous lectures on Astro-imaging available on DVD. Contact the AISIG Chairman to borrow a DVD.
Jeff Lunglhofer  (03/26/08)Imaging Equipment, Control Software and Image Processing
Dave Goodin  (04/28/08) Image Processing
Peter Morrison (05/28/08)WebCam Imaging
Terry Arnold (08/27/08)CCD Imaging
Jeff Lunglehofer (10/22/08)Astro-Imaging Primer, part II
Terry Arnold (07/22/09)Image Calibration Work Flow in Maxim DL Pro
Caught on DVD (now on the web!)
Jeff Lunglhofer’s Astro Imaging Primer (Download documentation for this video here)
Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5
Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10
Dave Goodin on Image Processing
Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5
Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9
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