Cambridge Astronomical Association
Cambridge Young Astronomers



Shooting Stars: Observing the Deep Sky with Imaging
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Start time : 20:00

Speaker : David Davies

Shooting stars :

Observing the Deep Sky with Imaging

Observing the Deep Sky with Imaging

In this talk, David will take us through his journey from striving to observe the sky from the light-polluted suburbs of Stevenage to becoming a skilled imager.

David will trace his steps from an absolute beginner in 2010 to today and will show how he has changed the equipment he uses, refined his techniques and undertaken challenging projects to improve his skills.

The talk will be illustrated with many of David's own superb images not seen before.

Our talks are aimed at the beginner level and can be enjoyed by all ages and levels of experience.

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About our speaker:

David was born and raised in Wales and took up practical astronomy for a while in his early teens. He graduated from University College of North Wales, Bangor, with a degree in Electronic Engineering in 1969. He moved to Stevenage where he became a 'rocket scientist' in the guided weapons division of the British Aircraft Corporation specialising in systems engineering and simulation. David's interest in astronomy returned at the beginning of 2010 after his company presented him with a telescope in recognition of his long service. David retired at the end of 2011 and moved to the village of Harlton, Cambridge to continue to develop his interest in astronomy under darker skies. David is a member of the Letchworth & District & District Astronomical Society where he is the editor of the monthly newsletter and presents some of the introductory talks on public evenings. David also helps out in the society's very active astrophotography group. David has had several images published by Astronomy Now magazine.

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