Testimonial: I participated in a 3 hour one-on-one session with Christian Sasse to better understand astrophotography imaging using iTelescope.net. His instruction was genuinely friendly, insightful, thoughtful  and encouraging to me as a beginner in this field. While I have been an amateur photographer for many years, I needed hands-on instruction on how to go about reserving time on the scopes, setting up my images (duration, channel and binning), downloading the data and then processing them through Astro-software and Photoshop to finish them. It was all somewhat daunting, but Christian's knowledge and enthusiasm for the topic, and lucid explanations of why certain steps needed to be done have me ready to jump into this new world of photography!  I would highly recommend Christian's instruction, especially if you are just starting out and want to better understand the ins and outs, and the hows and whys of astrophotography. I truly can't thank him enough! -Joseph Rowland, New York

Interactive Tutorials - One-on-One

Diving into the world of Remote Telescope operation and image processing can be a daunting task. Which telescope should I use, what location, settings and filters? What do I need to do to capture stunning color images; how do I process them? How do I operate iTelescope's Science telescopes and calibrate my data? The good news is that there are steps and workflows which iTelescope can teach in an interactive tutorial and address your questions. We use Skype or similar internet platforms with excellent connection on our side to guide you through every step with examples.

 

tutorial 1 -TURBO-STARTER - SHORT

Duration: 1 Hour

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Cost: US $125

Inquiries - Email tutorials@itelescope.net

You are new to iTelescope and and just want to get started? No worries, this is your hotline. No background required, we will get you up to speed quickly. We will give you a solid introduction, answer questions and get you going quickly.

In a 60 min crash tutorial you will make obtain an overview of  iTelescope and will be able to understand:

  • How to find beautiful objects to image with ease
  • Which telescope to use for what purpose
  • How to take an image
  • What settings to use
  • How to download your images
  • How to make a reservation
  • Answer your questions

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Tutorial 2 - TURBO-STARTER - EXTENDED

Duration: 3 Hours

Cost: US $300

Bonus: 100 free points to your iTelescope account

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Inquiries - Email tutorials@itelescope.net

Want an even stronger boost to start? In a 180 min extended tutorial you will learn how to operate telescopes, launch a plan, find suitable targets and process color filter images. The aim is to get you to an advanced level without prior knowledge:

  • How to find beautiful objects to image with ease
  • Which telescope to use for what purpose
  • How to take an image
  • What settings to use
  • How to write scripts for plans
  • How to download your images
  • How to make a reservation
  • How to launch a plan 
  • How to do single LRGB image processing with CCDStack2 or APP (Astropixelprocessor works on all OS)- complete workflow with examples - become a master 
  • Answer your questions

Tutorial 3 - CUSTOMIZED TUTORIALS

Cost: US $150 / hour

Inquiries - Email tutorials@itelescope.net

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Have biting questions you need answered? Send them to us and we will prepare a customized tutorial for you - for example - DSLR Lightroom, Photoshop, telescope advanced image processing, workflow organization, photoshop masking tools, high pass filtering, deconvolution and more

 

 

 

Tutorial 4 - IMAGE PROCESSING -LRGB (LUMINANCE/RED/GREEN/BLUE)

Duration: 3 Hours

Cost: US $300

Inquiries - Email tutorials@itelescope.net

After taking single or multiple images with red, green, blue and luminance filers with iTelescope, the task is now to turn them into a stunning color image. This tutorial shows a useful workflow using examples with CCDStack2 or APP (Astropixelprocessor works on all OS)- complete workflow with examples - become a master including:

  • Image calibration, Data Rejection
  • Image Registering, Normalization
  • Image Stacking, Color Combining
  • Luminance sharpening -deconvolution
  • Exporting to Photoshop in TIFF
  • Layer masking and high pass filtering 
  • RGB color correction and realaistic star sizing
  • Answer your questions

 

tutorial 5 - IMAGE PROCESSING -NARROWBAND

Duration: 3 Hours

Cost: US $300

Inquiries - Email tutorials@itelescope.net

Narrowband imaging with respective filers at iTelescope brings the most beautiful nebulae to life in stunning detail.  This tutorial shows a detailed workflow of highest quality based on Josep Drudis’ APOD method using examples from telescope images with CCDStack2 or APP (Astropixelprocessor works on all OS)- complete workflow with examples - become a master  including:

  • OIII, SII and Ha Image calibration, Data Rejection
  • Image Registering, Normalization
  • Narrowband Image Stacking
  • Ha sharpening -deconvolution
  • Exporting to Photoshop in TIFF
  • Super-luminance processing in Photoshop
  • Layer masking and high pass filtering
  • Hubble palette in Photoshop
  • Synthetic RGB color correction for improved colors vs Hubble palette including LAB colors
  • RGB color correction and realistic star sizing

 

 Imaging of record quasar 12.6 billion light years away with T17

Imaging of record quasar 12.6 billion light years away with T17

tutorial 6 – Science IMAGing and PROCESSING

 

Inquiries - Email tutorials@itelescope.net

Operating scientific telescopes requires deeper knowledge of calibration and planning as well as correct image processing and astrometry. iTelescope has specific telescopes dedicated to scientific observations. Examples are variable stars, photometry, astrometry, minor planets, comets, asteroids, supernovae and distant quasars. T17 is also equipped with a star analyzer.

This tutorial will be customized to address your Science application such as photometry and how that can be applied to research applications like Exoplanets, Binary/Variable stars, etc.