August 7, 2009 Workshops
The Hopkins Phoenix Observatory will be presenting two workshops on Friday, August 7. One will be on spectroscopy of epsilon Aurigae and the other on Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera photometry of epsilon Aurigae.
The spectroscopy workshop will provide an introduction to spectroscopy. There will be a discussion on what spectroscopy can be done with a minimum amount of equipment and expense. For those people wishing more, a review of the Lhires III spectrograph and its use for high resolution spectroscopy with some tips and tricks will be presented. Spectroscopy is exciting and easier than you may think.
The DSLR workshop will cover what is needed to do photometry on epsilon Aurigae using a DSLR camera. It turns out the RGB filters of some DSLR cameras are close in bandpass characteristics to standard photometric filters. With just a DSLR camera on a tripod, you too can do photometry.
Hopkins Phoenix Observatory
Phoenix, Arizona USA