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 christian@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:

  • 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

Tutorial 2 - TURBO-STARTER - EXTENDED

Duration: 3 Hours

Cost: US $300

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Inquiries - Email christian@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:

  • Which telescope to use for what purpose
  • How to take an image with correct settings
  • How to make a reservation
  • How to launch a plan
  • Target planning - finding targets (objects) at various locations, horizon and meridian flip considerations, lunar phases and target, which telescope to use etc.
  • How to do single LRGB image processing with CCD Stack2 or MaximDL CCD
  • Answer your questions

Tutorial 3 - CUSTOMIZED TUTORIALS

Cost: US $150 / hour

Inquiries - Email christian@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 telescope operation, location, planning, finding targets, image processing, LRGB, narrowband, DSLR tutorials - star trails as in image on the right and more.

 

 

 

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

Duration: 2 Hours

Cost: US $200

Inquiries - Email christian@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 including:

  • Image calibration, Data Rejection
  • Image Registering, Normalization
  • Image Stacking, Color Combining
  • Exporting to Photoshop, Photoshop basic steps

 

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tutorial 5 - IMAGE PROCESSING -NARROWBAND

Duration: 3 Hours

Cost: US $300

Inquiries - Email christian@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 CCDStack 2 including:

  • Image calibration all the way to stacking for narrowband
  • The Hubble Palette
  • Narrowband color-mapping for realistic color visualization
  • Photoshop processing with super-luminance and image cleanup

 

 Imaging of record quasar 12.6 billion light years away with T17

Imaging of record quasar 12.6 billion light years away with T17

Coming Soon

tutorial 6 – Science IMAGing and PROCESSING

 

Inquiries - Email christian@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.