CCD Imaging Program

CCD Program

Ever wanted to try CCD Astrophotography? Ever wanted to use state of the art research grade equipment? Been bitten by the CCD imaging bug?

Southern-Astro offers a comprehensive CCD Astrophotography program for amateur astronomer. We guarantee you will walk away with your own CCD image at the end of the night*.

This program puts you in the drivers seat allowing you full control over all the telescope, mount and CCD camera with full guided instruction along the way.


CCD Program

Instrumentation:

Telescope

RC Optical Systems – Ritchey-Chretien 317mm (12.5″)

Why use a Ritchey-Chretien Telescope?


Robotic Telescope Mount

Paramount ME


CCD Camera

SBIG 2000XM Astronomical CCD Imaging Camera

Adaptive Optics Device

Filter Sets: Standard Red, Green, Blue, Clear. Hubble Pallet: HA, SII, OIII.

The program includes:

  1. Guided tour of the telescope, mount and CCD camera.

  2. CCD imaging planning session and target selection.

  3. Image acquisition (90mins – 180 mins).

  4. Image processing (done by the instructor*) or yourself.

  5. Optional: Posting of the image on www.southern-astro.com

  6. A CD with all the raw images for processing by yourself at a later stage.

How to book or have a question?

Phone Brad Moore on 0410 748 679 or email: Email

The program in run on Friday and Saturday nights and commences 2 hours before dusk and will finish between 2am-3am. Maximum of two people. No children under the age of 16 years.

Cost: $100 AUD

Payment by: Cash, Cheque, PayPal or Direct Deposit.

Location: 50km south east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia near the end of the Monash Freeway.

* Conditions

  1. Subject to weather

  2. Subject to image processing by the instructor.

  3. If guarantee is not met, 30% refund or second night at no extra cost.

  4. Pricing quoted in Australian Dollars.

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