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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH at 1 PM EST
GETTING STARTED IN ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
Hosted by Ontario Telescope & Accessories and Gary Palmer 
Please note that registration will close as soon as we hit our quota. 
Interested in getting started in astrophotography but don’t know where to start? 

Now’s your chance to attend an exclusive Zoom event led by award-winning astrophotographer, Gary Palmer. An expert in the field with years of experience, Gary will be teaching a private introductory class to just a few lucky students on everything you need to know to try your hands at astrophotography and explore the universe in a whole new way.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
In this special 2.5 hour class, Gary will cover:

INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

  • Types of astrophotography and objects to image
  • ​​Equipment needed for imaging different astronomical objects (such as planets, the deep sky, star trails, etc.)
  • ​The importance of having and setting up proper equipment
  • ​Introduction to calibration frames (what they do and why they’re important)

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY DEEP SKY IMAGE PROCESSING

  • Data organization
  • ​​Stacking software and parameters (Deep Stacker, APP)
  • ​Post-processing using Photoshop and APP (color calibration, de-noise, final touch-ups)
  • ​How to get a final image (using Photoshop)
Meet Your Instructor
Gary Palmer
Not only is Gary Palmer a star in his field among aficionados, but he’s also a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the British Astronomical Association. Gary started small, self-taught – with a simple DSLR camera and free software he used to pursue his hobby. Now with years of experience under his belt, Gary is influential in his field among astronomers and amateurs alike, also working with a number of brands and manufacturers to test up-and-coming equipment. 

He shares his in-depth knowledge with his community, writes reviews for magazines and TV, and often shares his incomparable expertise as a guest on worldwide radio shows. His images, which have been published across a variety of media including magazines and online, have been shortlisted and won many competitions. 

Gary currently teaches many workshops across the UK and abroad to provide information on equipment, image capturing, and processing. He also runs "Solar Outreach" programmes, and offers 1 on 1 tutoring. With his expertise, he can turn a novice into a pro in no time.
EXPLORE GARY’S WORK
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PRE-LAUNCH OFFERS
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  • A chance to ask Gary Palmer any questions you may have during class
  • All required materials and class notes
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  • A chance to ask Gary Palmer any questions you may have during class
  • All required materials and class notes
  • *Access to the class recording 
  • *2 months access to Gary’s private Facebook group - Get 1 on 1 tutoring and take your skills to the next level! 
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WHY ATTEND?

YOU’LL DEVELOP A NEW PASSION

Whether you have no idea what astrophotography is or you’ve been wanting to get into it for a while, this course will allow you to take your love for astronomy to entirely new heights (literally!). As you most certainly already know, astronomy allows us to discover marvels beyond what the naked eye can see – and so does astrophotography. Why not learn how to explore the universe in a whole new way?

YOU’LL LEARN FROM A REAL PRO

Astrophotography can be astronomically hard to get right, and while there are plenty of resources and videos online, nothing beats an expert’s advice. Having years of astrophotography experience and having taught workshops worldwide, Gary’s reputation and expertise speak for themselves. Rest assured – you’ll be learning from a real pro.

YOU’LL GET ACCESS TO THE BEST MATERIAL POSSIBLE

Apart from being demanding, astrophotography can also be rather time-consuming. Finding reputable, quality content can be a huge challenge in and of itself. By attending this class, you’ll have saved hours upon hours on end researching the educational content you need to help you get started. In just 2.5 hours, you’ll learn everything you need to know to properly master the hobby and go from novice to pro in no time. 
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.