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2016-2017 DUES NOW DUE!
Please support astronomy and your local Astronomy Club of Augusta.
If you have not already done so,
bring your 2016-17 dues to the meeting, and
give/ or mail to John White, ACA Treasurer, 4254 Woodland Drive, Martinez, GA 30907
Please include your name, address, phone, email, with your $10.
A portion of the dues is paid to the Astronomical League and is due June 30, 2016.
Thank you.


New Officer Planning Meeting June/July __, ________day ___ ____PM at ________.


Observing Option
July 02, 3 days before Full Moon, Saturday _____ PM at Flyers Field
For Members only. Contact John White for details and directions.


Monthly Meeting
July 08, Friday,
7:00 PM at AU The Public is invited!
Moonrise/set: 1038/2338 Lunar


Club Business: Treasurer's Report

Program: Imaging the Solar System and Processing Those Images
I will be conducting a live demonstration of How to Process a Video Clip
into a Published Image following a step by step process.
I have a number of clips that I have taken over the years and some that I have
recently captured with my Canon T3i (in video mode) and the AIO video camera.

First, I will use a program called RegiStax and open a video clip.
I ALIGN all the frames in the file. Then I will STACK all of the frames.
The Final step, in this program, is to work with the WAVELETS (or technically the color temperatures).
This step is a process of trial and error processing to make the, at this time, single image look as desired.
When this is complete the file is saved as a jpg (picture) file.

Second, I go to other programs to determine the data about the specific Body at the time I captured the video.
I also gather the camera data (zoom, shutter speed, gain, etc.) for inclusion.

Third, I open the saved jpg file in Photoshop to fine tune the image to its final state.
Before saving the file I have saved templates that I can import into Photoshop that will contain the data for this image.
I then edit the text in the template, inserting the data I just gathered.
The last thing that I do is to merge all the layers to produce the Final Image.
Once this is done, the image is fit for publishing so I save it and make a photo print of the file.
This is the image that I show others at a later date.

Depending on the timing, I plan on demonstrating this process on a few video clips.
If time and weather allow I might be able to demonstrate imaging in the parking lot after the meeting.

Speaker: Stephen Miller

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Refreshments: snacks for our break time will be "potluck".
Everyone should bring their favorite food or drink. Thank you Mark

Lunar Observing after the meeting
Bring what you have of planisphere, lunar map, binoculars, telescope.



Observing Option
July 09, 3 days before 1st Qtr Moon, Saturday ___PM at
Flyers Field
For Members only. Contact John White for details and directions.



Club Dark Sky Star Gaze
July 23, Saturday 8:00 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise/set: 2308/1018 Dark sky


Please arrive before dark. Park with your headlights toward the road.
Bring what you have of planisphere, binoculars, telescope, towel to lay on.
Wear socks, shoes, long pants, layered clothing.

Come Rain, Shine, or Cold:
Fun astronomy activities planned for cloudy nights.

Refreshments




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