Posted By Enrico Africa
Adam Block will once again bring his "Making Every Pixel Count" CCD imaging workshops to the Cincinnati Observatory Center.
The two day workshop, October 7th & 8th will spend half of each day covering specific data acquisition and processing techniques using MaxIm DL & Photoshop CS.
The objects that will be covered are Nebulas (and Hydrogen Alpha data blending in Photoshop), Galaxies, Cluster (Open & Globular),and basic planet processing.
The main thrust of the workshop is advanced processing techniques using Photoshop CS to obtain the maximize image from your data .
The fall workshop will start on October 6th 2006 with a four + hour course that will get you up-to-speed with the fundamental operations of MaxIm DL and Photoshop CS for astronomical image processing.
Everything from FITS headers to using the "Set Calibration" tool in MaxIm DL will be discussed. Introductions to Photoshop's layers, levels, curves, histogram adjustments and more will also be introduced.
This workshop will be perfect for advanced imagers attending the two day workshop to brush-up on their basic MaxIm DL and Photoshop skills and beginning imagers using DSLRs or Webcams for data acquisition who want an introduction to advanced processing software that goes beyond what comes with their camera.
Please Note: If you are attending the two day workshop and not proficient in using MaxIm DL or bringing images into Photoshop from MaxIm DL, it is highly advised that you attend Friday's 4 + hour class also. The two day advanced workshop will assume you have these skills and will not be covered in detail.
The cost for the 4 + hour workshop on Friday evening (6:00pm to 10:30pm) will be $60.00 (Class limit of 20)
The cost for the two day workshop on Saturday and Sunday (9:00am to 5:30pm) will be $425.00 (Class limit of 20)
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