December 24 is Christmas Eve in the Western countries.But it is also a nice day for us,because the 7th Yunnan Star Party would be held this night.
In the afternoon,we arrived the Blueberry Manor in Kunming (the provincial capital of Yunnan). On the road, we enjoyed the scenery along the way.
When we got the meeting place ,there have been so many people before the exhibition.And we could see a lot of equipment for astronomy,include the latest products.
The staff of the Party dressing as Santa Claus:
You could encounter lots of equipment that couldn`t see before.
16″ telescope from Meade
Just like a cannon
16″ Newton Reflection Telescope from Jinghua Optics:
Digital Sky Hall
All the cameras from ZWO
ASI071: the first APS-C camera from ZWO
It is charming to the participants
The exhibition of ZWO is popular
Sam Wen ,the CEO of ZWO, was talking about the ASI camera with the founder of Mufu Asrononmy Forum
The opening ceremony was carried out at 7:30 PM.The doctor from Chinese Academy of Sciences astronomical science center stared with the speech ——《Cosmos before the big bang》
Then the President of Amateur Astronomy Association handed the torch,lighted the bonfire.
All the people danced around the bonfire
The whole night was carnival for astronomy amateurs.There you can watch the stars ,capture the deep sky,enjoy the digital sky hall,communicate with the peer…
Yunnan is a nice place for astronomy amateur.You can see the milky way with naked eye in the winter.
The full view of Orion
Oh,what is the red line?
The trace of UFO?
Actually ,it is the unmanned aerial vehicle
Besides that we tested the night vision performance of the ASI1600MM
In the video, the exposure time is 50ms at 20fps.There is no tripod ,so the image is shaking.
But the M42,M45 is obvious.
It proved that ASI1600 have good capability for night vision.
Everyone enjoy the beautiful night .
Thanks for the organizers.
Great to see how people respond to Astronomy in China. Thanks for the pictures and Clear Skies!!
thanks, more and more people enjoy astronomy here