Contact information

Frank Castanho
fcastanho@verizon.net

August 2020 APSIG Show and Tell Image of the Month

August 2020 APSIG Show and Tell Image of the Month
Milky-way Core--- Imager: John Willis

Meeting Location

!!!!!!! Until further notice all meetings at the Timberglen Library are being moved to a virtual meeting on Zoom !!!!!!!!!

Our meetings are normally held at the Timberglen Branch Library in North Dallas on Midway just North of Frankford.

Click here for a map
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Sunday, August 30, 2020

APSIG meeting Tues Sept 1st 6:00 PM

 Hello everyone,


As you are aware due to the COVID-19 virus we will not be able to meet at our usual location, APSIG meeting will be conducted virtually via the Zoom Meeting software, below is a Zoom link to this months Zoom meeting.


This month:



A couple of month’s ago we talked about CMOS vs CCD technology, based on the discussion I left with several things I wanted to research.  CMOS read noise vs gain setting, what impact does gain setting have on read noise and dynamic range, also what impact does software binning vs hardware binning have on data collection. I would like to go over these topics and present what I have found.


As usual bring any questions you want to pose to the group.

Show and Tell : Please don’t forget your Show and Tell images. This month please send me( via Email Or use the Collaboration Data Share) your Show and Tell images to me prior to the meeting, please don’t wait for the last minute.


After the meeting I would like to extend an invite for folks to stay online for a virtual Mi Cocina social meeting, BYOB Margaritas and Mexican Food.

If you are a TAS member and want to join APSIG or Just have questions about APSIG, feel fee to contact me: fcastanho@verizon.net



Frank

Sunday, July 5, 2020

APSIG Meeting Tues July 7th

Gang,

As you are aware due to the COVID-19 virus we will not be able to meet at our usual location, APSIG meeting will be conducted virtually via the Zoom Meeting software, below is a Zoom link to this months Zoom meeting.


This month:


This month we will be having an Open Session, this is an opportunity for you to ask question, bring up topics You are interested in, or tell us about what your working on.



Show and Tell : Please don’t forget your Show and Tell images. This month please send me( via Email Or use the Collaboration Data Share) your Show and Tell images to me prior to the meeting, please don’t wait for the last minute.


After the meeting I would like to extend an invite for folks to stay online for a virtual Mi Cocina social meeting, BYOB Margaritas and Mexican food




Frank Castanho is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: APSIG meeting July 7th 
Time: Jul 7, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Join Zoom Meeting



See you then
Frank

Sunday, May 31, 2020

APSIG Meeting Tues June 2nd via Zoom

Gang,

As you are aware due to the COVID-19 virus we will not be able to meet at our usual location, APSIG meeting will be conducted virtually via the Zoom Meeting software, below is a Zoom link to this months Zoom meeting.


This month:

Greg Jones will be doing a PixInsight presentation on image Annotation Tool

Followed by an Open Session
Let’ be ready to ask your questions or tell us about what your working on.


We will also be briefly discussing the APSIG data share and APSIG Facebook Group.

Show and Tell : Please don’t forget your Show and Tell images. This month please send me( via Email Or use the Collaboration Data Share) your Show and Tell images to me prior to the meeting, please don’t wait for the last minute.


After the meeting I would like to extend an invite for folks to stay online for a virtual Mi Cocina social meeting, BYOB Margaritas and Mexican food

Sunday, April 5, 2020

APSIG Meeting Tues Apr 7th - Zoom virtual Meeting


Gang,

As you are aware due to the COVID-19 virus we will not be able to meet at our usual location, APSIG meeting will be conducted virtually via the Zoom Meeting software, below is a Zoom link to this months Zoom meeting.


This month:

John Willis will be giving us a presentation on his experiences with Astrophotography using a remote observatory called iTelescpope.

See John Willis Lazy Astronomy YouTube page here:    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUrLbpVc6764iNUKLom0nDw


Adam Block will be giving the group a short talk on his Astrophotography processing tutorials and discuss other learning opportunities our group may be interested in :

Adam’s tutorial website:   https://adamblockstudios.com/

We will be discussing an effort to collect and share past APSIG presentation and Show and Tell material.


An attempt will be made to record all Zoom APSIG meeting and upload to Youtube afterward, we can talk about this at the meeting.

Show and Tell : Please don’t forget your Show and Tell images. This month please Email your Show and Tell images to me prior to the meeting, please don’t wait for the last minute.


After the meeting I would like to extend an invite for folks to stay online for a virtual Mi Cocina social meeting, BYOB Margaritas and Mexican food😊

Zoom Meeting Details:

Frank Castanho is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: APSIG Tues Apr 7th 6-8 PM 
Time: Apr 7, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Join Zoom Meeting  (contact me via email for the Zoom Link)




See you then.
Frank

Sunday, March 29, 2020

APSIG meeting will be virtually conducted until the virus passes

Due to the Coronavirus all further meeting at the Timberglen Library will be moved to a virtual meeting via Zoom Meeting , if you would like to attend please contact me via email at top of this  Blog page

Sunday, March 1, 2020

APSIG Meeting Tues Mar 3rd

Jo Herz will be giving a presentation on his recent trip to Kitt Peak Observatory.
 
Jim Toplicar will give a presentation on Imaging With One Shot Color Cameras  Jim would like to go over the basics of color cameras and filters and demonstrate some of the processing steps that I use in Pix Insight to process the color images
 
Jo Herz and Nathan Day will be giving a short presentation on the results 3D printed autofocuser Jo designed to us with his Nikon and Nathan modified to work with his Canon camera, plus a cool control box he designed for his system.
 
If you have a presentation or idea for a presentation for future meetings I/we will be glad to hear about  it.
 
Don’t forget your show and tell images
 
If you are interested on being included on the Atoka Meet-up email List, please let me know  , this list helps members coordinate trips to the Atoka Dark site
 
6 PM to 8 PM Timberglen Library
 
After meeting we usually have a get together at Mi Cocina (Frankfort and Dallas North Tollway, North access road)
 
 
 
See you then Frank

Sunday, February 2, 2020

APSIG Meeting Tues Feb 4th

Greg White will be giving a presentation/Demo on StarTools, Greg will be using his M42 data for a real world example of using the tool.
 
If you have a presentation or idea for a presentation for future meetings I/we will be glad to hear about it.
 
Don’t forget your show and tell images
 
6 PM to 8 PM Timberglen Library
 
After meeting we usually have a get together at Mi Cocina (Frankfort and Dallas North Tollway, North access road)
 
See Attached map to Timberglen library
 
See you then Frank