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Target planning

The guide to using Stellarium
Stellarium Handbook

A quick guide that explains the celestial coordinates system.
Celestial coordinates

Tips for choosing the best objects to view with SPIRIT
Choosing your target

A background sheet that explains concepts such as telescope resolution and field of view for SPIRIT users.
Resolving the night sky with SPIRIT

Basic imaging with SPIRIT 2

Using SPIRIT 2 for the first time? This may help!
Taking your first image with SPIRIT

This procedure details steps required to take a series of images through different filters, using SPIRIT 2.
Taking a colour series with SPIRIT

How to write a simple program for SPIRIT 2 to follow during a scheduled viewing time
Creating a plan for live viewing

Basic imaging with SPIRIT 3, 4 & 6

This document provides instruction on how to schedule an automated request using the SPIRIT Scheduler.
Scheduling your first request with SPIRIT

Other useful guides

Exposure and Binning help.
Exposure and Binning Help

A further guide to choosing exposures .
SPIRIT exposure guide

A short guide that helps explain the orientation of images acquired by  SPIRIT telescopes.
Which way is up?

SPICE Evolution of the Universe target lists

The SPICE sequence Evolution of the Universe has been developed to address year 10 Australian Curriculum Science requirements. Optimised monthly target lists for the SPIRIT telescope component of the sequence can be downloaded here.

SPIRIT target lists

Advanced imaging with SPIRIT

SPIRIT 3, 4 & 6 Scheduler
Advanced Scheduling with SPIRIT

Tips for using the SPIRIT 2 telescope
SPIRIT 2 Imaging Tips

Astrophotography and image processing

A guide to using Filezilla, a free FTP program, to access your images from the SPIRIT servers
Using Filezilla

A short guide that explains how to use FITS Liberator to convert FITS files to TIFF files for processing in Photoshop.
Using FITS Liberator to access high quality images from SPIRIT

Creating a colour image with SPIRIT using Photoshop
LRGB Photoshop v2

Creating a colour image using free web browser program Photopea. Photopea is an effective replacement for Photoshop if you are using jpg files.
Accessing files and using Photopea

Advanced science projects

Guides from the SPIRIT 102 workshop, Using SPIRIT to Image Asteroids.
Targeting Minor Planets with SPIRIT

Finding precise Minor Planet Ephemerides for use with SPIRIT

The workshop guide from  SPIRIT 301: Variable star photometry.
SPIRIT variable star light curve activity

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