ASTRO COURSES
Virtual astronomy courses hosted by Ontario Telescope and Accessories 
Perfect for all astronomy and astrophotography beginners, amateurs, and even pros. Our selection of astro courses will allow you to delve further into the world of astronomy and astrophotography, develop new passions and skills, learn from the top instructors in the field, and connect with fellow astronomy lovers. 
PIXINSIGHT IMAGE PROCESSING
Do you use a color camera for astrophotography? Do you want to learn how to use dual, triad band, and quad band filters to achieve the best images AND how to process them in post? Then this class is for you!

In this special 2 hour class, you’ll learn how to use PixInsight to maximize image processing, as well as important post-processing techniques for color images such as calibration, noise control, color enhancement, adding Ha to RGB images and more.

Upcoming classes:
  • October 12 2021 - 7 PM EDT
Standard Ticket - $97  |  VIP Ticket - $197
NARROW BAND IMAGE PROCESSING
Are you an intermediate astrophotographer who loves narrow band imaging? Want to learn how to process your images in PixInsight? Then this course is for you!

In this special 2 hour class, you’ll learn how to process narrow band images using PixInsight, as well as editing processes specific to achieving high-quality narrow band images, such as the integration of HA, OIII, and SIII, how to use color palettes such as the Hubble Palette, color enhancement, and more.

Upcoming classes:
  • October 23 2021 - 4 PM EDT
Standard Ticket - $97  |  VIP Ticket - $197
Getting Started in Astrophotography
Want to explore the universe in a whole new way? In this 2 hour class, you’ll learn the basics of astrophotography and how to get into this fascinating hobby. Topics include types of astronomical objects and astrophotography, astrophotography equipment, how to use image processing software, and more. Taught by professional astrophotographer Gary Palmer.

Upcoming classes:
  • November 18 2021 - 7 PM EDT
Standard Ticket - $97  |  VIP Ticket - $197
DSLR
Did you know that you can capture out-of-this-world astro images with just a handy DSLR? In this Beginner DSLR Astrophotography class, you’ll learn everything there is to know to help you start shooting phenomenal images of the sky with a DSLR camera. The course covers the most fundamental basics such as what equipment you need, how to understand and adjust camera settings, how to shoot various astronomical objects, basic post-processing in Lightroom, and more. Taught by professional astrophotographer Gary Palmer. 

Upcoming classes:
  • Saturday, October 2 at 4pm 
Standard Ticket - $97  |  VIP Ticket - $197
WHY ATTEND?
Avid astronomy lovers, the team at Ontario Telescope and Accessories created Astro Courses to provide hobbyists and astronomers with high-quality resources, access to the expertise of real professionals in the field, relevant, fun and educational content, and a space to share this great passion with the astronomy community. 

In attending our classes, you’ll:

DEVELOP A NEW PASSION

Whether you’re a mere novice or a seasoned astronomist, our courses will allow you to take your love for astronomy and astrophotography to entirely new heights (literally!). You’ll be able to jump head-first into an entirely new hobby or, if you’re already well versed in astronomy and astrophotography, you’ll learn new skills from astro pros and keep practicing this great pastime.

LEARN FROM REAL PROS

Astronomy and astrophotography can be astronomically hard to get right, and while there are plenty of resources and videos online, nothing beats an expert’s advice. Our instructors have years of experience, so you’ll be able to rest assured knowing you’re learning from real pros.

GET ACCESS TO THE BEST MATERIAL POSSIBLE

Apart from being demanding, astronomy and astrophotography can also be rather time-consuming. Finding reputable, quality content can be a huge challenge in and of itself. By attending our classes, you’ll have saved hours upon hours on end researching the educational content you need to help you get started and master your hobbies.

GET EXCLUSIVE PERKS

All course VIP packages come with additional perks any astronomy lover is bound to love. Namely: permanent access to all class notes, recordings, and additional data sets, 2 months access to Gary Palmer’s private Astrophotography Facebook group, and a Ontario Telescope & Accessories gift card. If you really want to invest in your passion, our courses are the best way to do it!
ABOUT
ONTARIO TELESCOPE & ACCESSORIES
Ontario Telescope and Accessories is the #1 online destination for hobbyists and astronomers looking for new equipment. 
 
We believe in sharing quality advice and knowledge, and we make it our mission to provide the best astronomy equipment to answer the needs of EVERY customer. Our equipment is great for observation and photography alike—and it’s great to look at, too.
 
Our goal is to help anyone who shares our passion or has an interest in this hobby. We want you to enjoy the skies as much as we do.
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