Astrophotography workshop plus practical support

Saturday 18th November 2017 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

Beacon Fell Visitor Centre

Beacon Fell, Preston, PR3 2NL


Learn how to create beautiful star trails and other compositions that will leave you and your friends breathless, all with just a DSLR camera, lens and tripod!

You'll be introduced to the techniques of processing astro-photographs to enhance faint detail in your images. Using tracking mounts with camera lenses and small telescopes you will be taking pictures you never thought possible!

After some time spent in the workshop there will be opportunities (weather permitting) to try the astro-photography techniques out under Bowland's fabulous dark skies. This event is suitable for adults and accompanied children 16 years and over.

Early booking is advised as places are limited!

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event offers guidance and tuition on how to take night-time photographs using a camera and tripod or using a telescope in place of a camera lens.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Robert Ince who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please book through the Eventbrite ticketing systemThis event is suitable for ages 16 and up.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Saturday 18th November 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Beacon Fell Visitor Centre on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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