RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park
Astley Lane, Leeds, LS26 8AL
Visit RSPB Fairburn Ings for an evening discovering the equipment and techniques required to successfully photograph the 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 the various disciplines within astrophotography: Lunar, Solar, Planetary, Comets, wide-field, star-trails and Deep Sky Objects such as galaxies.
There will be a range of telescopes and other optical equipment available so you can see first-hand how different cameras are used. There will be plenty of opportunity to get your questions answered and, weather permitting, live demonstrations of astrophotography in action!
If you wish to bring along your own equipment, you can receive hands-on advice about how to get the best from it and help around taking the next steps in your astrophotography journey.
Your ticket price also includes a hot drink and entry into a prize draw for a chance to win an astronomical telescope!
Booking essential. Please bring warm clothing.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 02/10/2019
Wakefield & District Astronomical Society is organising this event
Please contact Wakefield & District Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
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.
Wed 2nd Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.