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Advanced Sessions at

Blueberry Pond Observatory:

 

New: Click here to read about our eight hour advanced astrophotography courses!

 

In addition to the basic two hour tours, visitors can come to the observatory to set up their own observing or advanced photographic picture taking sessions.

Choose an object of interest to you such as one of the famous Messier Objects, or any of many other fascinating night sky fuzzies out there as a subject.  Use a variety of methods to take longer exposures of the object to capture more detail. Then enhance that detail even more with a variety of calibration and processing methods on the computer.

The result are pictures worth being framed and hung on your wall at home!   To get the same results with conventional film would require a bigger telescope and hours of pain staking effort!

Color pictures can be taken by combining three pictures, taken with a red filter, a green filter and a blue filter.  These kinds of pictures take a bit more effort to make, but become addictive after seeing one!

Plenty of assistance is available to help you choose your targets, learn how to take pictures on your own, and have fun doing it!

 

  • Set up your own customized observing sessions.
  • Make your own finely tuned and polished pictures to take home and frame.
  • Make color pictures of especially beautiful deep sky objects.
  • Learn how to operate the telescope, camera, and computers on your own.
  • Come back again to take a series of  great pictures, and grow your skills and knowledge of astronomy.
  • See the "What else" page for more   possibilities!

 

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