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DATE CHANGE!!! July 2023 General Meeting: Jim Johnson, Astrophotography

  • 12 Jul 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044


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Due to the 4th of July holiday, we are moving our meeting to Wednesday, July 12th, 7pm.

This will be  HYBRID meeting, live at the Central Library and available via Zoom.

If you'll be joining via Zoom, here's the link:


Meeting ID: 851 4216 4636

Passcode: cmpg

Our speaker, Jim Johnson, will cover the basics of Astrophotography, to include planetary vs. deep sky object imaging techniques,  the various types of noise astophotographers must manage and noise reduction techniques, how an object that is barely brighter than the sky is pulled out of the darkness, and an overview of astrophotography tools and techniques.

Jim is a life-long space exploration and astronomy enthusiast. His past astronomical endeavors include serving as Howard Astronomical League (HAL) president, as a certified telescope operator in the HAL Observatory, and as an adjunct professor of astronomy at Howard Community College. Presently, he enjoys participating in public outreach activities in many forms. His primary pursuit in recent years has been solar system and deep space object astrophotography and traveling to remote dark-sky locations.

[NOTE: This presentation was originally scheduled for May, but was postponed due to illness. We are grateful Jim is well, and we are looking forward to his presentation!]

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