The Next Generation of Amateur Astronomers
Arelius Mitty and Griffin Haisman are two young amateurs just getting started in our exciting hobby! Listen in to learn more about how they got started and what they find challenging about the hobby.
Having first met on Clear Skies Network, Mitty and Haisman have worked closely with Dustin, producing some incredible images. Check out Mitty's and Haisman's work below!
The Dumbbell Nebula as captured by Arelius Mitty
NGC 2244, the Rosette Nebula, as captured by Griffin Haisman
Time Stamps for Meet the Next Generation of Amateur Astronomers Episode
2:10 - How Mitty got started in astronomy
6:30 - Transitioning from visual astronomy to astrophotography
11:40 - Clear Skies Network
12:28 - Project with Wiliam Rossi - another young astronomer
15:04 - How Haisman got started in the hobby
23:46 - Recent images by Mitty and Haisman
26:18 - The most challenging part of getting in the hobby so far
31:20 - HDR: High Dynamic Range shooting
33:07 - Mastering PixInsight by Rogelio Bernal Andreo
34:35 - What was intimidating about the hobby when you first got started?
39:04 - Processing images - not all data is processed the same
41:11 - What is next in the hobby for Mitty & Haisman
45:20 - Astronomy - a hobby or career?
At what age did you get started in astronomy? Let us know in the comments below!