July 2017

The June Photo Challenge was Windows or Doors and the winners are:

1st Place Phil 2nd Place Erick 
 Phil  Erick
3rd Place Doug   3rd Place Ron  
 Doug  Ron
3rd Place Cheryl   3rd Place Chris V  
 Cheryl  Chris V
4th Place Marlene   4th Place kathy  
 Marlene  Kathy
4th Place Robin  

 Link to the rest of this months photos

July’s topic is (Up in the air).

The regular monthly meeting is Thursday, July 27th 6:30pm at the Festival Foods Community Room.


Astrophotography Focus Mask

The Bahtinov mask is a device used to focus small astronomical telescopes accurately. It was invented by Russian amateur astrophotographer Pavel Bahtinov in 2005. The telescope (or camera) is pointed at a bright star, and a mask is placed in front of the telescope’s objective (e.g. primary mirror) or the camera lens. You can generate one from Astrojargon 


Simulation of a bahtinov mask diffraction pattern when focusing

The mask consists of three separate grids, positioned in such a way that the grids produce three angled diffraction spikes at the focal plane of the instrument for each bright image element. As the instrument’s focus is changed, the central spike appears to move from one side of the star to the other. In reality, all three spikes move, but the central spike moves in the opposite direction to the two spikes forming the “X”. Optimal focus is achieved when the middle spike is centered between the other two spikes. 

From Wikipedia




Chicago Photowalk

Photo Kenosha Group is planning a photowalk in Chicago on Saturday, June 10th.  We will meet at the Kenosha Metra station and board the 8:34 train ($7 round trip).  After arriving, we will take the water taxi ($9 round trip) to Chinatown.  The area has several attractions which will be detailed on a map for participants.  The water taxi will take us back to the Metra station where there are two options for returning to Kenosha;  one train leaves at 4:35 and another at 5:45.  All meals are on your own.  There are many restaurants in Chinatown as well as in the Metra station in downtown Chicago.  (Please note:  You must be a member of the Kenosha Photo Group to participate.)


Challenge Winners

Our Next Meeting

Time: 6:30 P.M.
Date: July 27th, 2017
Location: Festival Foods 3207 80th Street

Photo Challenge: Up and away