Astro-Imaging Group

The Astro-Imaging Group is a Special Interest Group (SIG) within ASSA, with astrophotography as the centre of its activities. The group uses DSLR cameras and/or dedicated CCD/CMOS cameras. You do not need any imaging or optical equipment to be a member of the group as anyone is welcome to 'come, see and learn'. Members not only learn about imaging, but also about the different types of telescopes and how to use them, in a friendly and relaxed environment.

In addition to imaging in our private time, the group shares, learns and advances their skills during monthly meetings starting at 7.30pm on a nominated Tuesday of each month, generally close to the timing of the full moon. Currently, the monthly meetings are held online using Zoom.

The group runs dedicated astro camps several times a year where members can image at a dark-sky site.

Current ASSA membership is a prerequisite to being a member of the Astro-Imaging Group. The group also has a non-public Facebook group where members can ask questions and share and discuss their images if they so wish.

Details of forthcoming meetings and events, and Zoom links, are advised to ASSA members via ASSA-member email, and via notices to the dedicated Facebook group for which ASSA membership is required.

For more information, please contact Gerhard Velaitis on 0419 844 097.


Upcoming Meetings


Below is an image of the "Dragons of Ara" taken by member, Paul Montague.