Date: Tuesday, September 5th, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Danbury Hospital Auditorium
Presenter: Shannon Calvert
by Andrew Woodruff
with Shannon Calvert
Photographer and Graphic Artist (Easton, CT)
Calvert says he is learning about astrophotography. After more than a decade of work as a professional photographer, he branched into astrophotography a year and a half ago. When he embarked on the new field, he figured that, with his extensive background in conventional photography, it would be a cinch to strap a camera on the back of a telescope.
It turned out to be more complicated than that! Not surprisingly, he needed to upgrade his equipment. He bought a new telescope. And then another one. And he discovered a lot of computer image processing that is part of astrophotography. [Read more…]