SOCIETY LECTURE – Beginning Deep Sky Observing – Callum Potter BAA
A whistlestop talk about all aspects of Deep Sky Observing – what are
deep sky objects, what equipment to use for the visual and
photographer, what aids do you need, how to star hop and some thoughts
on ‘easy’ deep sky imaging.
Callum Potter has been an avid deep sky observer for many years. He
has been Director of the BAA Deep Sky Section since 2013, President of
the Association for two years (2017-2019), and is a frequent
contributor to Astronomy Now magazine. His particular interests in
Deep Sky Objects are globular clusters, planetary nebulae and
galaxies, but he enjoys just about everything to be seen.
His first view through a large telescope as a schoolboy was from the
Mills Observatory, Dundee, where Harry Ford was the director – Harry
showed us the sky using a basic planetarium and we enjoyed views
through the 10 inch Cooke refractor.