Join Our Live Webinar: Choose the Right Camera for Astrophotography

Join Richard S. Wright Jr. along with Sky & Telescope's Equipment Editor Sean Walker as they help you pick the right camera for astrophotography.

Never have there been more choices for cameras, and never has the technology been as good as it is today! Which is better, color or mono? CMOS or CCD? Do I want tiny pixels or big pixels? Should I even bother with a DSLR?

The answers to these questions and more aren't as cut and dried as you might think. Richard S. Wright Jr. will address these decisions and the tradeoffs within the context of your imaging goals and budget.

Join Sky & Telescope's live webinar to ask him questions about your specific situation.That's Thursday, May 24th, at 1:00 p.m. ET (15:00 UT). Price: $29.99

Buy the webinar in our online store, and you'll receive an email to register for the event. Each registration also comes with access to the archived version of the program and materials for one year. You don’t have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. But if you do, you can chat with Richard and ask questions. Any questions not addressed during the live presentation will be included in a follow-up email.

What You'll Learn

How astronomical cameras work
How read noise impacts your imaging strategy
Why pixel scale is so important
The tradeoffs between monochrome and color cameras
The pros and cons of the CCD vs CMOS debate
How to get the most from a DSLR

Who Should Attend

Anyone just getting started in astrophotography
Anyone in the market for a new camera
Anyone who wants to get better performance from the camera they have
DSLR imagers considering the leap to CCD
CCD imagers considering the leap to CMOS
Color imagers considering the leap to monochrome
Anyone with a DSLR that is still unmodified

About the Instructor: Richard S. Wright Jr.

Richard S. Wright Jr.
Richard is a senior software product developer for Software Bisque and an avid astro-imager and daytime photographer. Authoring the majority of TheSkyX's native camera plug-ins across all OS platforms, Richard regularly uses a dozen of his own astrographs and an even wider variety of cameras.

Choosing a Camera for Astrophotography - Live Webinar

How Does the Webinar Work?

Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and any materials for one year. You don’t have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. You’ll receive a copy of the webinar presentation in an email that goes out a week after the live event. In all Sky & Telescope webinars, no question goes unanswered. Attendees have the ability to chat with the instructor during the live event and ask questions, and any questions not covered in the live presentation will be included in the follow-up email as well.

The webinar is broadcast via the Internet, using GoToWebinar, with live audio delivered through your computer speakers or over your telephone. The live webinar’s visual presentation is displayed directly from the Presenter's computer to your computer screen. The Q&A is managed through a chat-style submission system with questions being read and answered by the Presenter for the entire class to hear. In the event that some questions are not answered during the live session, an e-mail with questions and answers will be sent to all webinar attendees. By attending the live webinar and asking questions, your full name may be stated during the live event and captured in the recording.

What Equipment Do I Need?

All you need is a computer or other device and an Internet connection. You’ll be able to view the presentation and listen to the audio over computer speakers; however, you’ll enjoy better audio quality if you use a telephone. For complete system requirements, see this page.

You can check your system’s compatibility automatically before the live webinar by visiting this page.

Don't forget,  Monday, March 5th, at 2:00 p.m. EDT (18:00 UTC). Price: $29.99. Sign up here!

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