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Need raw images for school project

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My son Alex and I joined the club late last year. After seeing the recent Astrophotography presentation, Alex is interested in doing that for his high school (Spencerport) senior project topic next year. We could not afford the imaging equipment, so I was wondering if there was a way to obtain raw images, either from a club member or a database somewhere, and Alex would focus his project on the tools and techniques to go from there. We have seen some slideshows about the Ionia site, but have not been there yet (not easy to do until school is over with). Is there imaging equipment available there? If so, can someone ballpark how many hours would be needed to capture enough raw images to work with? Can the equipment be operated remotely, or will Alex and I have to spend some time down there? Thanks for any advice you can give us!