Shooting the Cosmos Astrophotography Course at Alston Observatory

Shooting the Cosmos Astrophotography Course at Alston Observatory

Friday 24th January 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Alston Observatory
Alston Lane, Preston, PR3 3BP

This is a free course running for keen amateur astronomers that are interested in taking their skills further. This event is specifically aimed at those who have always wanted to take astronomy further but have not yet had the opportunity. The project will consist of three workshop sessions, taking place at Alston observatory between January and March 2020, where you will be taught all there is to know about creating your own astronomy image, including how to choose a suitable object for imaging, the importance of image reduction, how to process your own images, as well as learning about the art and science behind taking images. The deadline for applying for one of the 20 limited places is 16/1/2020.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 24/01/2020


Event organiser

Alston Observatory

Alston Observatory is organising this event

Please contact Alston Observatory 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.



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