Books

Photography At Night: An Introduction To Astrophotography on a Budget (155 pages, PDF Document) $10.00 USD

 

 



Learn how to start taking images of the Universe around you. This eBook will guide you through the process of producing breathing-taking views of the night sky - starting with just a basic camera! As your aspirations for night-time photography grow, explore how a couple simple tools will unlock views that are quite literally out-of-this-world! With this 155 page eBook, absolutely no prior experience in astronomy or photography is needed - just a desire to capture the beauty of the world above!

Author: Robert Arn                      Editor: Mackenzie VanBeest

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Tutorials

This section will contain a set of short tutorials focusing on a particular image processing technique. These tutorials are in .pdf format and are free for download. However, creating each tutorial requires a significant amount of time and experience. So if you find these useful please consider making a donation to help fund future tutorials.

Combining an Image Containing a Foreground with an Image Containing the Night Sky I


 

Presentations

Here you can find a selected few of my presentations that I have given at various amateur astronomy events. Note the presentations only contain the slides use and not any notes that go with them (mainly because I don't have any notes written down). If there are any questions, please free to contact me via the Contact Me page. Note: All files are .pdf and are free for download.

Inexpensive Astrophotography for the Beginner

Nightscape Imaging

High Resolution Imaging Part 1

High Resolution Imaging Part 2

 


 

Lecture Notes

The following are slides which accompany the lectures for the OSHER Fall 2011 Course: "What A Universe We Live In!: Basic Concepts to Understand Modern Discoveries". Note: All files are .pdf and are free for download for private and educational use.

Week One: The Basics of the Science of Astronomy

Week Two: The Universe and Galactic Evolution

Week Three: Stellar Evolution

Week Four: Solar Systems

Week Five: Past, Present, and Future Astronomical Missions

 

The following are slides which accompany the lectures for the OSHER Spring 2012 Course: "Legends, Art, and Science: Practical Astronomy for your Nightly Life". Note: All files are .pdf and are free for download for private and educational use.

Week One: An Introduction to the Night Sky

          Week One Supplemental Material

Week Two: Stars and Constellations

          Week Two Supplemental Material

Week Three: Sun, Moon, and the Rest of the Solar System

          Week Three Supplemental Material

Week Four: Astrophotography (Part One)

Week Four: Astrophotography (Part Two)

         Week Four Supplemental Material

Week Five: Class Choices (Part One)

Week Five: Class Choices (Part Two)

 

The following are slides and supplemental material for the OSHER Summer 2012 Course: "Exploring the Universe Through Telescopes". Note: All files are .pdf and are free for download for private and educational use.

Lecture: Exploring the Universe Through Telescopes

          Additional Material and Resources

The following are slides and supplemental material for the OSHER Fall 2013 Course: "Exploring the Big Picture Through the Hubble Space Telescope". Note: All files are .pdf and are free fro download for private and educational use.

Week One: A Cosmic Blunder and Astronomy Basics

Week Two: Sticking Close To Home

Week Three: Life and Death - A Continuous Cycle

Week Four: It's a Large Universe

Week Five: The Hubble Deep Field + Limitations of Hubble, Collaborations, and the Future of Astronomy

Week Six: From Energy to Images + Class Choices

 

The following are slides and supplemental material for the OSHER Spring 2014 Course: "Venturing Into Space: What have we accomplished so far?". Note: All files are .pdf and are free to download for private and educational use. 

Week One: An Introduction

Week Two: Pale Blue Dot

Week Three: Death, Destruction, and Life from 93 Million Miles Away

Week Four: Looking in on the Neighbors

Week Five: The Remaining 99.99999999999% of the Universe

Week Six: More of the Rest of the Universe

Week Seven: Additional Topics and Class Choices

 

The following are slides and supplemental material for the OSHER Fall 2014 Course: "What A Universe We Live In!: Basic Concepts to Understand Modern Discoveries". Note: All files are .pdf and are free for download for private and educational use. 

Note these files are slightly changed from the Fall 2011 course of the same name.

Week One: Basics of the Science of Astronomy

Week Two: The Universe and Galactic Evolution

Week Three: Galactic and Stellar Evolution

Week Four: Stellar Evolution (part 2) and Solar Systems

Week Five: Past, Present, and Future Astronomical Missions

Week Six: Class Choices