Spiral Galaxy

An Intro to Astro-imaging

Astrophotography - imaging & processing the wonders of the universe on either a 2 day residential or single day course with our team professional astronomers - get top tips from the best.

Date & Time

Date Sunday 22nd July, 2018
Time 2:00pm to 11:00pm

Age Suitability

Astro-Photographers from 16 to 100 years old will enjoy this experience.

This course is suitable for all levels - beginner to expert.

Equipment Needed

We'll take you through the essentials even if you don't have any kit, and we'll give you some advice on buying and using the right kit if you're thinking about that.  Things to think about bringing are:

  • A smartphone
  • DSLR camera & telescope adapter
  • Your own telescope if you have one
  • tripod
  • Laptop (to learn about processing and stacking etc)

If you are bringing your own DSLR we have adapters available for popular models of camera to enable you to use your camera with our telescopes during the event.

Additionally - specific questions can be emailed to our experts in advance, email us at info@battlesteads.com

Ticket Prices

Adult £85.00

Details

Learn the first steps in taking pictures of the night sky and wonders of the universe. Whether you're a beginner starting out as an astrophotographer, or you have equipment that you'd like help with, or even if you're an expert looking for top tips on processing, this experience is for you. This extended course will give you ample time to get to know your camera and astrophotography techniques followed with supervised imaging sessions, including taking your own pictures in what is one of the best dark sky locations in England. No previous knowledge is required. Bring your camera if you have one and laptop but they are not essential.

Event Specific Information

2pm - Astrophotography course. 

• Getting to know your camera
• DSLR basics, getting off the “auto” setting
• Taking pictures of the Milky Way, night skyscapes and photographing the Moon
• Attaching your camera to a telescope and taking long exposure pictures
• Taking pictures of the planets
• Specialist Astrophotography cameras
• Tweaking and processing your images

6:00 pm - Break for dinner

8:30pm Taking Pictures

Our resident Astrophotographer will ensure that this part of your experience is tailored to your experience level and equipment - if you have a specific thing you'd like to focus on then drop us an email and let us know.

Putting into practice the afternoon session astrophotography guests will have the exclusive use of the observatory to take their own pictures with the tutor on hand to provide advice and guidance.

As of yet, we're unable to control the weather, so observing and photographing the skies can only go ahead if it's clear but you'll be pleased to know that all events will go ahead in any weather conditions.

In the event of inclement weather, the evening will be split between practical hands-on tuition learning how to put telescopes and cameras together and getting the best from your equipment. The second part of the evening will be an introduction to basic processing, using your own existing data or the tutors images.

This event is also available as a two day residential course.

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Other Dates & Times

This event type is also running on the following dates & times:

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Saturday 21st July, 2018 8:30pm View Details
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Saturday 15th September, 2018 8:30pm View Details
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Sunday 14th October, 2018 2:00pm View Details Book Now
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