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Next Meeting - Monday, March 25, 2019 - 6:15PM

Astro Photography: Colors of the Dark Sky - Ken Crawford

Astro Photographer Ken Crawford's images have been featured 40 times as the NASA "Astronomy Picture of the Day."  His presentation will demonstrate how color, structure, and contrast is managed, processed, and enhanced in deep sky astrophotography to show the amazing structures and colors of the universe.  But is it real!?!?!   We will look at both “natural color” and “representative color” examples to see.

This talk will also cover research that was done searching for galactic tidal streams which are the remnants of galaxy mergers.  This galactic archaeology shows that real science can be done by amateurs with modest equipment, clear dark skies, and dedication.  Ken will demonstrate some of the methods used to reveal these very faint structures.

Ken is one of the founders of the Advanced Imaging Conference and was the recipient of the Hubble Award in 2015. He was invited to participate in NASA’s "Astronomy Picture of the Day" committee. His star stream images have been used by professional astronomers. Ken's website is http://www.imagingdeepsky.com/

The Nevada County Astronomers club will be joining NCCC for the first half of this meeting.

Meetings are held at Unity in the Gold Country Church, 180 Cambridge Ct, Grass Valley, CA. Visitors are welcome

2019 Executive Board
Elected Officers  
President Kathy Triolo
Vice President Rachel Rosenthal
Treasurer John Coltart
Secretary Laura Greenman
President Emeritus Douglas Hooper
Committee Chairs
Membership Mark Triolo
Program Rachel Rosenthal
Publicity Ellen Davis
Audio Systems Peter Mason  
Program TBD  
Refreshments TBD
Video Systems Dave Arstein
Website Management Dave Arstein
Field Trip Coordinator Rick Aeschliman
Workshops TBD
2019 Assigned Subjects
January Bokeh
February Still Life
March Minimalist
April Decay
May Triptych
June Up or Down
July No Meeting
August Love
September Self Portrait
October Food
November Spiral(s)
December No Meeting