Space is a Landscape, by Jay Ballauer


Regardless of the participant’s experience level in astronomical imaging, this presentation will bring imaging theory to practice, showing how to maximize the potential of an image, from data planning and collection, to processing and final presentation.

This will espouse a philosophy of imaging, namely, that space pictures are similar to earthly, terrestrial landscapes, looking at the associations between the two forms.

It will cover topics which include:

  • High S/N data acquisition
  • Pitfalls in image processing
  • The “law of averages”
  • Image composition concerns
  • Considerations for grayscale, RGB, LRGB, and spectral-band images





Daytime session (3 hours, with two 10 minute breaks)

[date/time TBA]