Astrophotography at Jodrell Bank

Astrophotography at Jodrell Bank

Wednesday 25th January 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Jodrell Bank Observatory
University of Manchester, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Visit Jodrell Bank for an informal and fun session with an introductory workshop (co-presented by Jodrell Bank Observatory’s Dr Ant Holloway) and a chance to try your equipment on-site at Jodrell Bank.

You’ll learn how to use your DSLR or Compact System Camera to get started in Astrophotography. You’ll also discover how you can use simple equipment, such as a tripod, to capture different night sky images, from planets and constellations to the colours of stars and star trails. There’ll be a chance to look at additional equipment you can use to expand the range of images you make.

No previous knowledge is required to attend this session, but you will require your camera with full manual controls.

Please note that this has already taken place on 25/01/2023


Event organiser

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is organising this event

Please contact Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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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