Meeting Location

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

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

APSIG Meeting Tues Dec 4th

Hey Gang

It’s been a great year for APSIG and a lot of new members and many talented individuals with varying expertise attending, Thank you all for your participation.

In an effort to improve the group and meet the needs of all attendees I would like to discuss the future of APSIG for next year

Be prepared to discuss what you would be interested in seeing as far as topic and presentations or anything you would like to discuss.

I would encourage everyone to help with presentations, Show and tells etc. to make the meeting meaningful for all.

Please think about what you may be able to help out with for next year

Currently the Jan APSIG meeting is scheduled for Jan 1st, which is a no go, currently I plan on not having a January meeting unless there is a
desire, we can try to reschedule with the Library if we feel we need to.


See you Tuesday

Have a Happy Holiday Season

Thanks
Frank

Sunday, November 4, 2018

APSIG Meeting Tues Nov 6th

Gang
 
This month we will have an Open Session, bring your questions, if your working on a project or have new equipment we would like to here about it.
 
 
If  you have a presentation or idea for a presentation for future meetings I/we will be glad to here about  it.
 
Don’t forget you show and tell images
 
6 PM to 8 PM
 
 
After meeting we usually have a get together at Mi Cocina (Frankfort and Dallas North Tollway, North access road)
 
See you there
Frank

Sunday, September 30, 2018

APSIG Meeting Tues Oct 2nd

Guys
 
This Month Jason Ware will be giving us a presentation on Imaging from the City
 
 
Followed by a general(any topic) question/Answer session if time available
 
Don’t forget your Show and Tell images
 
 
6 PM to 8 PM at the Timberglen Library (Midway Road ~ 1 mile south of George Bush)
 
See you there
Frank

Sunday, September 2, 2018

APSIG Meeting Tues Sept 4th

Gang
 
I have had a few request to discuss Pixinsight basics, This month we will be discussing Pixinsight 
 
If  you have a presentation or idea for a presentation for future meetings I/we will be glad to here about  it.
 
Don’t forget you show and tell images
 
6 PM to 8PM
 
 
After meeting we usually have a get together at Mi Cocina (Frankfort and Dallas North Tollway, North access road)
 
See you there
Frank

Sunday, August 5, 2018

APSIG Meeting Tues Aug 7th

Gang
 
This month we will have an Open Session, bring your questions, if your working on a project or have new equipment we would like to here about it.
 
I was planning on a Pixinsight live processing presentation, but didn’t have the time to get fully ready.
 
If  you have a presentation or idea for a presentation for future meetings I/we will be glad to here about  it.
 
Don’t forget you show and tell images
 
6 PM to 8PM
 
 
After meeting we usually have a get together at Mi Cocina (Frankfort and Dallas North Tollway, North access road)
 
See you there
Frank

Sunday, July 1, 2018

APSIG Meeting Tues July 3rd

Hello everyone
This month Kevin Cobble has Graciously agreed to give us a presentation on Solar Photography.   Kevin’s talk will cover various methods of photographing the sun using solar film,
 Herschel Wedge, dedicated Hydrogen Alpha telescopes and H-alpha filters such as the DayStar Quark. He will also cover how to process the collected video to get a final image.
Followed by a general(any topic) question/Answer session
 
Don’t forget your show and Tell images
 
 
6 PM to 8 PM at the Timberglen Library (Midway Road ~ 1 mile south of George Bush)
 
See you there
Frank

Saturday, June 2, 2018

APSIG Meeting Tues June 5th

Hello everyone
 
This month Andrew Klinger has Graciously agreed to give us a presentation on Astro Photo Processing using PixInsight.   Andrew’s presentantion will concentrate on Processing One-Shot Color Images.
 
Briefly, PixInsight is an advanced image processing software platform. It has been designed specifically for astrophotography and
other technical imaging fields. PixInsight is a modular, open-architecture system where the entire processing
 and file handling capabilities are implemented as external installable modules.
 
Followed by a general(any topic) question/Answer session
 
Don’t forget your show and Tell images
 
 
6 PM to 8 PM at the Timberglen Library (Midway Road ~ 1 mile south of George Bush)
 
See you there
Frank

Sunday, April 29, 2018

APSIG Meeting Tues May 1st

Hello everyone
 
This month John Bondo is giving a presentation on DSLR for Astrophotography
 
John planes on doing some live demo with a cople of camera bodies connected to the projector.
 
 
Followed by a general(any topic) question/Answer session
 
Don’t forget your show and Tell images
 
 
6 PM to 8 PM at the Timberglen Library (Midway Road ~ 1 mile south of George Bush)
 
See you there
Frank

Sunday, April 1, 2018

APSIG Tues April 3rd

Hey Gang
 
 
This month Joachim Herz will giving the group a presentation called "Astrophotography by Fire and Forget",  this presentation will describe all of his progress towards making image acquisition throughout the night fully automated.
 
 
 
Don’t forget your show and tells images.
 
 
6 PM to 8 PM at the Timberglen Library (Midway Road ~ 1 mile south of George Bush)
 
See you Tues
Frank

Saturday, March 3, 2018

APSIG Meeting Tues March 6th

Hello everyone
 
This month George Hall has Graciously agreed to give us a presentation on Planetary Imaging.   If you are interested in Planetary imaging or need some improvement this is the presentation for you.
 
Following George’s presentation , Dave Hutchison has agreed to introduce the APSIG group to the newly formed TAS Special Interest Group  called SciSIG.  SciSIG focuses on how TAS can get involved with the
scientific aspect of the Astronomy Hobby.

 
Followed by a general(any topic) question/Answer session
 
Don’t forget your show and Tell images
 
 
6 PM to 8 PM at the Timberglen Library (Midway Road ~ 1 mile south of George Bush)
 
See you there
Frank

Sunday, February 4, 2018

APSIG Meeting Tues Feb 6th

Hello everyone
 
This month Nathan Day is giving a presentation on his astrophotography evolution,  He will be describing the equipment and software he has used and pros and cons of each configuration.
I’m sure it will be an interesting discussion for all levels of experience. 
 
 
We will also finalize the plans for an APSIG Astrophotography trip to 3RF .   Jay Ellis is coordinating the visit with Jeff Barton.  Last month we thought Feb 16-17 would be the best dates. The plan is to discuss the trip and
finalize plans for the trip.

 
Followed by a general(any topic) question/Answer session
 
Don’t forget your show and Tell images
 
 
6 PM to 8 PM at the Timberglen Library (Midway Road ~ 1 mile south of George Bush)
 
See you there
Frank