Members Evening – 28th November 2002

Our observing officer Jeff Harries gave us a short talk on the benefits of being able to recognise particular double stars, and using them as sign posts in the sky. Then Paul Whitmarsh demonstrated AVI2bmp and AstroStack as tools for enhancing astronomical images caught using a webcam. He also showed us an animation prepared using Cartes du Ciel of Saturn’s transit of M1, due on January 4th, 2003. After the coffee break Tony Sizer gave a short and informative talk on how astronomers can answer the inevitable questions about the Star of Bethlehem, and finally Brian Mellors demonstrated his Meade GPS telescope’s set-up and go-to functions.

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