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Open Dome Event - Aperture Fever - Beginners Guide to Astrophotography

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Astronomy means pretty pictures. Taking images with telescopes might not be as easy as it looks. Does a bigger aperture always help? Find out more from Dr M Evans (University of Leeds) in his talk Aperture Fever.

  • From: Thursday 19 June 2014, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 19 June 2014, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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Having a telescope to peer at the wonders of the universe is sometimes not enough. Taking images of those amazing nebula or galaxies might be what you crave for. Surely just buying the biggest telescope with the largest opening (aperture) will be the best thing? But maybe just a little bit of know-how is needed with a hint of physics 101.

The event will start at 8 pm with a talk by Dr M Evans (University of Leeds) titled Aperture Fever - Getting the most out of amateur and professional telescopes. He will demonstrate how telescopes work and the limits that the laws of nature put on their performance through some simple experiments. This will lead on to a discussion how interferometry can create a telescope as big as the world, as well as the practicalities of using an amateur telescope. This talk will be followed by a brief introduction on what is visible in this month's sky.

Booking is required for this event.


The event will start at 8 pm with the talk  Aperture Fever - Getting the most out of amateur and professional telescopes in CELS. Refreshments will be offered before hand in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the summer sky with a small planetarium session.

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Booking is required for this event.

Entrance is free and available to everyone who is interested.

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Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the North Gate car park.

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