Bowlees Visitor Centre
Newbiggin, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XF
Join Gary Lintern to learn the basics of astrophotography and nighttime landscape photography. After a short discussion about equipment and techniques, we will head to Low Force.
The Moon will be rising just before midnight, so the sky will be completely dark. Subject to conditions, we will be able to see and photograph the Milky Way.
You will need a camera on which you can adjust the focus, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO manually and a tripod. The best lens would be a wide landscape lens with a wide aperture, but we can work with whatever you have. Wrap up warm and bring a red light torch (if you have one).
There are two sessions to choose from: 6.30 to 8pm; and 8.30 to 10pm.
This event is taking place as part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2018.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 01/11/2018
North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is organising this event
Please contact North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
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For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Thu 1st Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.