Astrophotography - Milky Way and Waterfalls

Astrophotography - Milky Way and Waterfalls

Thursday 1st November 2018 from 18:30pm to 22:00pm

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


Event organiser

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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.


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.



Stay and gaze nearby

  • The High Force Hotel

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (1.4 miles away)

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  • Owl Cottage – Teesdale

    Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0RN (2.9 miles away)

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  • Sayer Hill Farm – Pennine Way

    Sayer Hill Farm, Forest In Teesdale, DL12 0HH (3.6 miles away)

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  • Langdon Beck Hotel – Teesdale

    Langdon Beck, Forest-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XP, North East (3.8 miles away)

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  • The Byre at Woodside Farm

    Folly Top, Eggleston, DL12 0DW (7.4 miles away)

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  • Doe Park Caravan Site

    Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ, North East (7.8 miles away)

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