LVAAS - THE LEHIGH VALLEY AMATEUR ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: Promoting, Facilitating and Teaching Astronomy Since 1957

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Monday, November 12 2018 @ 09:35 PM EST

Pulpit Rock Work Party

 A work party for general maintenance activities will take place at Pulpit Rock on Saturday, Nov. 10. Please contact Frank Lyter ( if you want to help out.

General Meeting Notice

 LVAAS General Meeting: Open to the Public

Sunday, November 11 at 7 p.m.
LVAAS South Mountain Headquarters
620B East Ro
ck Road, Allentown, PA 18103

"Video Astronomy: The CMOS Revolution"
A Presentation by LVAAS
 Member and Astroimager Dave Moll


LVAAS member and astro-imager Dave Moll will present a program explaining the new trend in astronomy cameras: fast, low-noise, high-sensitivity CMOS "video" cameras that excel at both traditional imaging and "video astronomy". Video astronomy is a great way to share our hobby with others, especially those with "older" eyes, children who sometimes have difficulty lining up the image in an eyepiece, and others with mild to moderate visual impairment. It is a great way to discuss astronomical objects while viewing a live feed with groups large and small. In addition to their usefulness in video astronomy, the new wave of CMOS cameras, along with amazing new support hardware and software, makes astro-imaging of deep sky and solar system objects attainable and relatively affordable to many who may have previously been discouraged in this pursuit. Dave will be showing his ZWO system, and he will be joined by fellow LVAAS member Eric Loch who will show his Atik system. Please join us for this informative and timely talk.




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THE LEHIGH VALLEY AMATEUR ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY -- 620B East Rock Road -- Allentown, PA 18103 -- 610-797-3476 --


Founded in 1957, the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society (LVAAS) is one of the oldest continuously-operating amateur astronomy organizations in the U.S. The mission of LVAAS is to promote the study of Astronomy and to maintain a meeting space, observatories, and a planetarium.

LVAAS operates two astronomy sites: The South Mountain site in Salisbury Township is the headquarters of the Society. It has a planetarium with a Spitz A3P projector, a 21 foot dome, meeting space, the Red Shift store, library, workshop space, and three observatories. The Pulpit Rock site near Hamburg is LVAAS's members-only dark sky site. At 1600 feet above sea level, the site features five observatories and a pad for member's scopes.

Members who receive training on the scopes may obtain keys to the observatories. LVAAS also maintains a rental "fleet" of telescopes that members may rent at low cost. Members also receive access to The Observer, our online newsletter, as well as reduced subscription prices to Sky and Telescope and Astronomy Magazine. If you want to learn more about astronomy and LVAAS, please join us at our next public star party.


South Mountain Clear Sky Chart  image

Pulpit Rock Clear Sky Chart         image

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