Astrophotography Workshop with Wakefield & District Astronomical Society

Astrophotography Workshop with Wakefield & District Astronomical Society

Wednesday 2nd October 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:30pm

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

Event organiser

Wakefield & District Astronomical Society

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.

Event booking

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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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