Session 1 - EAA Electronically Assisted Astronomy by Randy Cockrill.
Are you underwhelmed by the view of deep space objects through your eyepiece and would like to see galaxies, nebula and star clusters in real time with modest equipment from your light polluted yard? EAA can do all that. This talk with focus on what EAA is, what you need to do it, and how Randy uses the EAA software Sharpcap for real-time observing and photography.
Session2 - Satellite observing and photography by Josh Palmer
Have you ever watched the ISS pass overhead and wondered if you could possibly take a photo of it as it passes? Well, in this session Josh will share with us how he tracks satellites, both for observation and photographing and walk us through the software products and procedures he uses to take amazingly detailed satellite photos. Included will be details on choosing targets, downloading TLE files, and synchronizing our clocks.
Session 3 - Permanent outdoor telescopes with wireless remote access by Edward Overstreet
Wish you did not have to setup and takedown your equipment for each session? Or wish you could sit in your warm house in winter and operate all your equipment remotely? In this session Edward will walk you through how he has built and remotely operates three permanently mounted telescopes in his backyard year-round. He will share information on all the software and hardware products he uses to make this possible.