Astro Imaging Programs

Special Interest Group (SIG)

Bruce Braunstein

Bruce Braunstein


The Astro Imaging Special Interest Group (SIG), led by Bruce Braunstein, has a mission of bringing together people who have an interest in astronomy imaging, or put more simply, taking pictures of the night sky.  The Imaging SIG meets roughly every month at Houge Park to discuss topics about imaging. The SIG is open to people with absolutely no experience but want to learn what it’s all about, but experienced imagers are also more than welcome, indeed, encouraged to participate.  The best way to get involved is to review the postings on the SJAA AstroImaging mail list in Google Groups. Here’s the link.

For the next meeting of the SJAA Astro Imaging group, please see the Upcoming Events on this page or go to the Calendar of events.

Workshops

Glenn Newell

Glenn Newell


SJAA is proud to sponsor outdoor workshops where we help those folks who are interested in learning about the mechanics of AstroPhotography and Imaging.

Bring your questions, and/or your Canon or Nikon DSLR to connect to a working rig, and/or your complete astrophotography rig (battery powered).

Open to the public, announced on Meetup.com, workshops are held twice in a 3 month period. For the next workshop, please see the Upcoming Events on this page or go to the Calendar of events.

2016 Schedule:

Date Sunset Begin Notes
Jan 30 * 5:28pm 7:00pm 60% Moon rises at Midnight
Feb 27 * 5:58pm 7:00pm 84% Moon rises at 10:45pm
Apr 30 * 7:56pm 8:45pm 52% Moon rises at 2:16am (Sunday)
May 28 * 8:19pm 9:15pm 56% Moon rises 1:36am (Sunday)
July 23 * 8:23pm 9:30pm 89% Moon rises at 10:54pm
Aug 27 * 7:44pm 8:45pm 30% Moon rises 2:56am (Sunday)
Oct 22 * 6:21pm 7:15pm 59% Moon rises 12:43am (Sunday)
Nov 19 * 4:54pm 7:00pm 74% Moon rises at 10:33pm

* indicates same night as a Starry Nights Star Party

Be sure to check out these presentations and videos ahead of time.

Astrophotography Field Clinics

Glenn Newell

Glenn Newell

  • Held once a quarter at Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
  • Club has 1 DSLR rig and 1 CCD rig for you use during this event
  • Shake down your rig and get help in the field
  • Imagers Only! 😉
  • SJAA club members only
  • Announced only on sjaa-astroimaging@googlegroups.com
  • Please RSVP to HandsOnImaging@sjaa.net
  • Let us know your issue(s) ahead of time so we can try to have the club “experts” and gear/software available
  • Please arrive about 1 hour prior to the start time, but no later than 30 minutes. Ranger locks the gate at sunset.

2016 Schedule:

Date Sunset Begin Notes
March 26 * 7:24pm 8:15pm 94% Moon rises at 10:33pm
June 25 * 8:32pm 9:30pm 79% Moon rises 12:15am (Sunday)
Sep 24 * 7:02pm 8:00pm 44% Moon rises 1:50am (Sunday)
Dec 17 * 4:51pm 7:00pm 87% Moon rises at 9:19pm

* indicates same night as a Starry Nights Star Party

SJAA Astroimaging YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzKIrQdzoy9n-s1VYaFOLJA