See our telescopes for beginners guide and mobile app

Simple Astrophotography at Sutton Bank

Simple Astrophotography at Sutton Bank

Saturday 19th November 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Sutton Bank Star Hub
Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EX

By popular demand, we are staging a special evening dedicated to the art of taking pictures of the night sky. We’ll explain the basics to set you on your way and give practical demonstrations. We’ll cover everything from using a camera on a tripod to employing smartphones and taking images of the moon and planets with a telescope. This event is for beginners who want to capture some of the beauty they see.

Bring a tripod and camera to get the most out of the event. Stargazer Richard Darn and award-winning astrophotographer Dave Williams will lead this event. It will be part indoors and part outdoors, based at the North York Moors National Park’s Stargazing Hub. Numbers will be limited as this is a hands-on session.


Event organiser

Richard Darn is organising this event

Please contact Richard Darn directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Book your ticket for this event via the Eventbrite website.

Visit event website

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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Sutton Bank Star Hub. View these events on a calendar.

  • Milky Way Night and Summer Stars

    Saturday 3rd September 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info
  • Saturn and Jupiter Night at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 15th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info
  • Milky Way, Star Clusters and Galaxies!

    Friday 4th November 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info
  • Simple Astrophotography at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 19th November 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info
  • See Planets galore and a rising Moon!

    Saturday 3rd December 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info
  • Orion Night and Winter Stars at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 14th January 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

  • Carr House Farm Bed and Breakfast – Ampleforth

    Ampleforth, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4ED (4.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Easterside Farm

    Hawnby, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5QT (4.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Carlton Lodge – Helmsley

    53 Bondgate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EY (6.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Carlton Grange – Helmsley

    Carlton, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5HH (6.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • High Farm – Beadlam Rigg

    Beadlam Rigg, Pockley, North Yorkshire, YO62 7TG (8.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Cropton Cabins Holiday Park

    Cropton, Wrelton, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES (15.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info