Dark Skies Festival Smart Telescope Astrophotography

Dark Skies Festival Smart Telescope Astrophotography

Thursday 27th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

The High Force Hotel
Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XH

Capture stunning images of deep sky objects, with cutting-edge technology. Using a fleet of Stellina smart telescopes capture high-resolution images of galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters, with no more effort than tapping a couple of buttons on your phone.

As part of this workshop, you will learn all about smart telescopes and how to use them. You don’t even need a camera. Just a smartphone. You will be able to move between the telescopes, watching images build up in 10 second increments, and snapping a JPEG to your phone, whenever you want one. All the telescopes will be set up to save high-resolution TIFFs and (if you’re an experienced deep sky editor) the FITS files of every 10-second frame. You will get the downloads after the workshop.

Of course, there’s a chance the sky conditions might not play ball. Should we not be able to capture any images on the night, you will be able to come back, free of charge, during a stargazing event (at least 4 per month) at High Force, to take part in the Stellina observing, in the car park.

This event takes place as part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2022.

Please note that this has already taken place on 27/10/2022


Event organiser

Photography Experiences

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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.