The sky's the limit!

25 May 2015

SIG: Digital Imaging Thames Valley

Thames Valley DIG has had a very interesting couple of presentations from members of the Farnham Astronomical Society. Anyone can point a camera at the sky and get an image, but just how do you get all the fine detail, that is invisible to the naked eye, from out in space and separate it from all the digital noise and atmospheric induced effects? The answer is a lot of patience and image processing. We were shown the results that could be obtained from both astronomical telescopes and normal DSLR cameras.