2020 events

Sat 09:15-10:30
Starlight Room

High Speed Video: Amateur contributions to understanding the solar system

Anthony Wesley

Astronomical Society of Australia (associate member)

The last twenty years have seen a revolution in imaging techniques for the larger bodies in our local solar system, led by amateur astronomers around the world and resulting in images of exquisite resolution and beauty that have contributed considerably to our overall body of knowledge. In this presentation, Anthony will show how the use of high speed video allows an amateur to reach the limits of their aperture for the brighter planets, review the significant contributions of amateurs to planetary science, show some of the highlights from his own experience, and talk about the challenges and solutions encountered along the way.