The following outlines the basics involved in acquiring an image of the night sky, whether for pretty pictures or scientific purposes. This lesson serves as an overview where other lessons will provide deeper instruction on the individual topics. This lesson provides a deeper look into what is required to acquire images of scientific quality. While most cameras these days make imaging almost “point and shoot”, astronomical imaging requires additional considerations and processes. This lesson will provide an introduction to those necessary steps
Here we introduce one of the two standardized set of filters you will use on projects with BRIEF: SLOAN ugriz.