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  • Astronomical Imaging; The Point When Art Breaks Through Science

    Posted on January 31st, 2009 Robert Banfill No comments

    The night-time sky has captured the hearts and imaginations of individuals since the beginning of mankind. Join Ryan Hannahoe as he discusses the art of basic digital astronomical photography. Within his lecture, Ryan will share some of his many works, along with processing an image ‘on-the-fly’ for the audience to see how processing techniques can be applied.

    Ryan Hannahoe is the Director of Client Support Services with the Fair Dinkum Skies Observatory and is a student at Montana State University.

    Date: Friday, April 24.
    Time: 7:30 PM.
    Place: Museum of the Rockies in the Hager Auditorium.

    For more information regarding the lecture go to The Museum Of The Rockies web site.

    The above photograph was taken by Ryan Hannahoe remotely over the Internet with a telescope located in Western, Australia at the Fair Dinkum Skies Observatory. The Eta Carinae Nebula resides in the southern constellation of Carina and is roughly 6,500 light-years away from Earth. The total exposure time for this photograph adds up to over 40 hours worth of data. Come see Ryan and more of his work at his talk in the winter lecture series.

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