Mysore/Mysuru: Mysore Astronomical Society (MAS) is one of the prominent Astronomy Clubs formed to spread awareness about Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology and Observational Astronomy.
Mysore Astronomical Society (MAS) is organising a Webinar on ‘Joy of Astrophotography’ on July 17 at 6 pm. The speaker is Ajay Talwar, a famous astrophotographer from Gurgaon.
One of the prolific and foremost transient sky events’ astrophotographers in India, Ajay Talwar is also an amateur astronomer and has built one of the earliest Dobsonian telescopes in India. To capture the photons from far away deep sky objects, he travels to remote locations. Presently, he is the Vice-President for Amateur Astronomers Association of Delhi.
Ajay Talwar took up astrophotography in 1987 during a night when the Moon was occulting the Pleiades. Since then he has continued photographing the skies passionately. He is the most prolific transient sky events photographer in India. One of his early accomplishments was to produce an exhibition of all Messier objects along with three other Indian astrophotographers.
Ajay travels with all his astrophotography gear to all across India, especially the Himalayas, places like high altitude Indian Astronomical Observatory at Hanle, Ladakh, high peaks in Himachal Pradesh. His interest to dark skies also take him to the white desert in the northwestern India.
Ajay Talwar regularly holds astrophotography workshops, including practical programmes in the Himalayas where participants are provided necessary equipment to photograph the sky.
Interested can participate in this webinar and registration is free. The Webinar shall be conducted through Google Meet. For details, contact Dr. S. A. Mohan Krishna on Mob: 96323-76757 and Shwetha Krishna, Conveners, Mysore Astronomical Society and Student Coordinator, Mrudula Chandrakar on Mob: 82773-51849.