Hickory – A beginner’s level Digital Camera Astrophotography Workshop will be offered at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. There are many factors to consider when selecting and using a Digital Camera to achieve your astrophotography goals. Catawba Valley Astronomy Club member John O’Neal will teach you all about pixel pitch, array size, arc seconds per pixels, image scale, and how to optimize your scope. Learn the when, how, and why of shooting with custom white balance offsets to correct light pollution. Successfully employing these enhancement techniques will raise your astrophotos to a whole new level. If already owned, please feel free to bring your Digital Camera along with a tripod and an adaptor to attach the two together.

Instructor John O’Neal has been an avid amateur astronomer and astrophotographer for over 44 years. He is a NASA Solar System Ambassador and a member of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, the American Association of Variable Star Observers, and several amateur astronomy associations around his home in Statesville, NC. He has authored numerous tutorials on solar imaging as well as equipment reviews and has recently been named as a Contributing Editor for Amateur Astronomy Magazine. Since retiring, John and his lovely wife Dorothy have taken to traveling and he has given countless presentations to the general public and to amateur and pro astronomers across the United States. You can visit John’s website http://www.ncstargazer.com to learn more about his upcoming schedule, available programs, image galleries, videos, and more.

The Digital Camera Astrophotography Workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 304-0500 ext. 7235. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block.