Videos from Telescope Talk Hangout

Telescope Talk is a regular live hangout series dedicated to helping you navigate and engage in the exciting hobby of amateur astronomy. Every other week (on Wednesdays) Tony Darnell, John Suffill, Adam Smith and Alexander Reinders get together to discuss everything you need to know about getting started, buying your first telescope, learning the night sky and so much more! Join us live and ask us your questions or leave comments!

Found 23 videos in "Telescope Talk Hangout" category

Astronomy and Outreach with Ian Lauer

7th Nov, 2018 - 638 views

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Backyard Observatories and Viewer Questions

3rd Apr, 2018 - 836 views

Have you ever thought of building an observatory on to house your new telescope? Watch this hangout to learn about the characteristics of a good backyard amateur observatory including where to build it.

What is a Star Party? (and is there any beer?)

25th Sep, 2018 - 853 views

Main Chat on Discord: https://discord.gg/nqGpvtK Have you ever been to a star party? Ever wonder what goes on there? Is "what happens at the star party stays at the star party" true? Join us as we talk about all things amateur astronomy and get a

Telescope Eyepieces with David Nagler

3rd Dec, 2018 - 874 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB Eyepieces are essential components of your telescope. They allow you to actually focus the light coming through your telescope and provide key optics for getting a good

DIY NASA Data Processing for Fun and Profit

20th Mar, 2018 - 925 views

This week, we re-visit processing data from NASA missions yourself. Our guest this week is Kevin M. Gill, a very talented image processor who's work has included working with data from many NASA datasets.

Astronomy Imaging with Jason Major

17th Jul, 2018 - 1k views

Eventually, everyone wants to take pictures of the night sky with their telescopes. It's not exactly a beginner activity, but it is one of the most rewarding feelings when you've processed an image you took yourself. We also live in an age when you

All About LSST Science and Engineering

27th Nov, 2018 - 1k views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB Sub to Launchpad Astronomy: https://www.youtube.com/ChristianReady The Large Synoptic Sky Survey is one of the most ambitious ground-based astronomy surveys ever concei

Telescope Talk Hangout w/ Thomas Pickett

11th Sep, 2018 - 1k views

Join us for a newly revamped hangout series on all things amateur astronomy! This week, we're talking with Tom Pickett, an advanced amateur with decades of experience that has been sharing his work to all who want to enjoy. Follow Tom on Facebook

Getting Started in Astrophotography

22nd Oct, 2018 - 1k views

If you'd like to get started in taking images with your telescope, then this is the hangout for you! Experts at OPT Telescopes will be discussing the right way to get started in this wonderful and amazing aspect of amateur astronomy. Watch this han

Astronomy at the European Southern Observatory (ESO)

5th Nov, 2018 - 1k views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB Some of the most exciting astronomical discoveries and observations are being done at the cutting-edge observatories operated by ESO. The European Southern Observatory

Professional OffTheShelf Astronomy Gear

13th Nov, 2018 - 1k views

What gear do professional astronomers use that is available commercially? OPT Telescopes has a professional division dedicated to the professional astronomer. But that doesn't mean amateurs can't get access to it as well! Telescope Talk Hangouts

How to Process Images Taken Through Your Telescope

19th Oct, 2017 - 1.1k views

So you've spent the money, installed the equipment, hit the 'Take Image' button and you have a computer full of images. Now what? In this hangout, we continue diving into the complex topic of astro-imaging for the amateur astronomer. Taking imag