An introduction to Astrophotography: Practical

An introduction to Astrophotography: Practical

Tuesday 12th December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park
Astley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8AL

Join us at RSPB St Aidan’s for an evening discovering the equipment and techniques required to successfully photograph many beautiful objects in the night sky.

Led by the Wakefield and District Astronomical Society this interactive session will give you the opportunity to learn about what types of astrophotography can be achieved with basic equipment such as Lunar, Widefield and Startrails.

This is a series of events making up a full course of astrophotography, with a certificate for completing all three sessions and a small prize for the best image taken during the course timescale.

Please note that this has already taken place on 12/12/2023

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

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