Focusing on Astronomy - LIVE on YouTube

Saturday Aug 29 2020
Starts 12:00pm PST

Join us for an other live session as we dive into your astronomy equipment and what you might be missing.

Chuck from Chucks Astrophotography will be kicking things off with how to best use your equipment.

Wayne from Starlight Instruments explains why your focuser may not be as good as it claims.

Finally Greg Marshall from Wa-Chur-Ed observatory will be explaining cable management and why its so important.

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Chuck's Astrophotography

A retired IT and Internet advertising professional who has always loved the stars, Chuck Ayoub is an avid astrophotographer who shoots incredible deep-sky images from his backyard in Detroit, Michigan. Using his astrophotography rigs and his arsenal of narrowband filters and processing techniques, Chuck collects the ancient light cutting through the city of Detroit's light pollution of nebulae and galaxies that leave us inspired to look up and explore, proving that you can be a highly productive astrophotographer from almost anywhere.

Followed by thousands of his fans on social media with his popular program "Chuck's Astrophotography" on YouTube"

Wayne Schroeder

I and the Operations Manager for Starlight Instruments and have been with Starlight since 2009.   Previously I worked in the auto industry for over 21 years.  People ask why I got into astronomy and my answer is because of the people.  I have got to know a lot of fascinating people with my time at Starlight Instruments.  I enjoy getting to know them on a personal level whether they are an astronaut or a truck driver, it does not matter to me as everybody has a special story about them.  NEAF is my most favorite event as I get to meet up to 1000 people in a 2 day period.  At Starlight Instruments we strive for perfection as my motto is:  our parts work the 1st time and every time.  Knowing that 1 of our focusers was up on the International Space Station and that I got to test it before it was shipped was very special.   I take great pride in knowing the quality of the Feather Touch focusers and Howie Glatter laser collimators meet/exceed our customers’ expectations is what I strive for!

Greg Marshall

Greg is an engineer with over 40 years experience in designing digital electronics, specializing in image capture and processing.  Since retiring from Xerox in 2010 he has been developing products specifically for astronomy and astrophotography.  He began doing astrophotography in 2005 and now spends whatever free time he has capturing and processing deep-space photos, primarily using narrowband filters.  He is a member of the Rose City Astronomers (RCA) in Portland, OR, and leads RCA's astro-imaging special interest group.  His current astro gear includes a Paramount MyT, William Optics FLT-132, and ASI1600MM with Astrodon filters.


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