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Astrophotography Live Stream

Watch as instructor Jim Pollock sets up his telescope and takes live images of the Great Orion Nebula in real time.
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Join DCP and Colorado astrophotographer Jim Pollock for a truly different kind of photography class! We’re going to gather online and stream a live astrophotography session while we talk about the camera, telescope, and setup that makes it all possible.

On December 1, we’ll have some great targets to look at live. We’ll live image the Great Orion Nebula, one of the most spectacular deep sky objects in the heavens! We’ll also image a pair of distant galaxies 12 million light years away and stream our neighbor galaxy, the amazing Andromeda Galaxy that appears 6 times bigger than the full moon, but hidden from human eyes until we turn the telescope and internet on it. And, as a bonus, there’s a good chance we’ll get a look at a faint comet that will be approaching earth in December.

All live! You’ll see the pixels as they arrive from the telescope in the instructor’s back yard.

We will be at the mercy of Mother Nature for a cloud free night, but December skies in Colorado are more likely than not to be clear and cold. Even if the clouds win, we’ll still have fun checking out the telescope and gear, and we’ll show you pictures of what is lurking behind those clouds.

The instructor Jim Pollock is also teaching Introduction to Astrophotography in October 2021. Jim was DCP’s Member of the Month in December 2020 – check out his photographic journey and images.

All photos on this workshop page are credited to instructor Jim Pollock.

  • Cost per person is $55 early registration, $65 late registration.
  • Login in to the Zoom meeting at least 15 minutes before the class starts to become familiar with the program and work out any technical issues that may occur.
  • Class starts promptly at 7:00pm CT and lasts until 9:00pm CT.
  • Advance registration and payment is required.
  • Maximum number of students is 20.
  • The instructor is also teaching Introduction to Astrophotography in October 2021.

Jim Pollock

After receiving an electrical engineering degree from MIT, Jim worked at a scientific instrumentation division of Hewlett-Packard before involvement in 8 early stage technology companies including 4 startups of his own. He is currently the CEO of LumenAstra, a startup commercializing a patent from the University of Colorado for a non-invasive, wearable core body temperature sensor. For kicks, Jim plays the piano, bikes a couple thousand miles a year and stares into space through his telescope. Always pursuing efficiency, he has combined two of his favorite hobbies by entering the world of astrophotography and loves sharing it with anyone who will listen (or has no way to leave).

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