Lecture 4th February 2015 – Tom O’Donoghue -“Astrophotography: From Single Pane to Mega-mosaic”

Tom O'Donoghue takes some of the best deep sky astrophotos you will ever see taken by any amateur astronomer. He is totally dedicated, to get the best quality images possible! As well as taking the superb shots you can see on his website www.astrophotography.ie he is now working on a 'mega-mosaic' of the whole Orion constellation and all its associated nebulosity, of which the best known are of course the Orion Nebula itself (M42), the 'Running Man Nebula', and the Horsehead Nebula. But there's much more!
In this talk he will describe how he acquired his skills and his equipment, how he takes and processes the images, and describe his "Orion Mega-Mosaic"
The lecture is free and open to all, including free refreshments. Venue: Bell Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, Queen's University, Belfast, at 7.30 p.m. 
Thanks to the Astrophysics Research Centre, QUB, for help in hosting these lectures.

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