Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: 7 Ways to Improve Your Astrophotography

The Horsehead Nebula (and Flame Nebula) by Trevor Jones
Photo credit: The Horsehead Nebula (and Flame Nebula) by Trevor Jones – www.astrobackyard.com
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

HAA welcomes Trevor Jones as our guest speaker for our first meeting at McMaster Innovation Park, our new home.

Trevor Jones is the creator of AstroBackyard, a popular astrophotography website (www.astrobackyard.com) and YouTube Channel (https://tinyurl.com/ja9pbhg). From his light polluted backyard in St. Catharines, Ontario, he captures deep sky objects using a variety of camera and telescope equipment. Trevor brings his YouTube audience along for the ride, through every mistake, triumph, and especially run-ins with his black lab mix, Rudy.

Trevor is experienced with DSLR cameras, and image processing using Adobe Photoshop. In his talk “7 Ways to Improve Your Astrophotography,” he will explain the key lessons he learned through almost 10 years of trial and error.
His mix of passion for his craft, and willingness to share realistic ups and downs of being an everyday amateur astrophotographer is what made “AstroBackyard” a success. In this presentation, he will cover everything from beginner astrophotography equipment, to specific recommendations in the field, and behind the computer screen.

Non-members are welcome
Non-members are welcome to join us at our general meeting events to see what we’re all about. You’ll find a club full of enthusiastic amateur astronomers passionate about this fascinating science and hobby. We’re confident you’ll want to become a member of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers and join us in exploring this fascinating hobby.

Door Prizes
There will be a draw for door prizes at the meeting and a free door prize ticket to all who arrive before the 7:30 start time!

Food Share Donations
Donations of non-perishable food for the Hamilton Food Share program will be collected at this meeting. Please drop off any items at the drop-box located near the entrance of the auditorium. All donations gratefully accepted and thanks to your generosity we’ve collected thousands of pounds of food since we began. Let’s keep up the great work as the need continues.

Become a member
Becoming a member of the HAA opens up new opportunities to take your love of astronomy further! Members have access to our star nights at the Binbrook Conservation Area, our telescope loaner program, social events such as our Cosmology Discussion Group, and more!

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: Hamilton Amateur Astronomers
Location: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Rd. South, Hamilton (along Highway 403 between Aberdeen Ave. and Main St. West)