Planning for Deepsky and Nightscape Photography

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Friday December 8th General Meeting

Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn will be discussing how to prepare and plan for a night of imaging with special consideration to location, time, weather and sky quality considerations. She will also be discussing how to interpret weather forecasts and use various websites, apps and desktop software in order to optimize your night out under the stars. Her talk will also be applicable to those who aren’t interesting in photography.

Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn

My interest in astronomy started from a fairly young age. After getting my first telescope at the age of 11 and then my first serious film camera as a teenager I began to think of the possibilities of astrophotography. Over the course of more than 15 years I dabbled in it but it wasn’t until the beginning of 2007 that I started to make some huge leaps in the hobby. My work has won awards and has been featured in calendars, magazines, books and online publications such as Sky News POW and NASA APOD. While enjoying this intensive hobby, I live in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada with my husband and two children. Currently I work for The Weather Network, a weather TV station, as one of their senior meteorologists.

Christmas Social

The regular meeting break will be extended to allow members and guests to mingle over coffee and treats.

Place and Time

We’ll be meeting at The Hamilton Spectator Building located at 44 Frid St, near the junction of Highway 403 and Main St West in Hamilton. Starting time is at 7:30pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

Door Prizes

There will be a draw for door prizes at the meeting and a free door prize ticket to all who arrive before the 7:30 start time!

Food Share Donations

Donations of non-perishable food for the Hamilton Food Share program will be collected at this meeting. Please drop off any items at the drop-box located near the entrance of the auditorium. All donations gratefully accepted and thanks to your generosity we’ve collected thousands of pounds of food since we began. Let’s keep up the great work as the need continues.