Galloway Astrophotography at Dark Space Planetarium

Galloway Astrophotography at Dark Space Planetarium

Friday 17th February 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Dark Space Planetarium
St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG6 4EG

Think you’d quite like to give astrophotography a shot? Join us in the Planetarium with a local dark sky photographer, Alistair Scobie.

From Galloway landscapes to distant galaxies, discover Alistair’s journey into astrophotography. Enjoy the incredible images he has taken from his back garden whilst learning about the process behind them.

Alistair will give you some of the equipment he uses to capture the beauty of our Dark Skies, from a digital camera to high-tech kit.

This Talk is for all those interested in getting started in astrophotography (and those who want to be blown away by some epic photographs taken locally!).

Please note that this has already taken place on 17/02/2023


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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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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Woodfoot Cottage – Gatehouse of Fleet

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 2BJ (7.9 miles away)

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  • Kirkennan Estate Holiday Cottages

    Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1PE (9.5 miles away)

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  • Drumroamin Farm Camping & Caravan Site

    Kirkinner, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 9DB (15.0 miles away)

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  • Galloway Astronomy Centre

    Craiglemine Cottage, Glasserton, Wigtownshire, DG8 8NE (18.8 miles away)

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