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Andrew Lalchan Photography / Events / Sat 22 Feb 2020

Astrophotography Workshop February

Astrophotography Workshop February

Have you fancied being able to capture the night sky with your camera, but don't know how?

Come along to our workshop in Cassiobury Park, where we will show you how to shoot the night sky. The best settings that your camera should be on, any DSL camera this should work with. With your mobile & DSLR you will be able to take photos of the planets or stars with the telescopes provided by the South West Herts Astronomical Society.

We start at 5.45pm.

If Saturday is cloudy then we have the back up date of the Sunday 23rd at the same time.

On the 22nd, we will be able to see the Venus, Orion Constellation and Nebula, Pleiades. We will show you how to take shots of the planets through the telescopes. How to take star trails & shots of the night sky.

Equipment needed

- DSLR camera for star shots & Star trails
- Wide-angle lens for the night sky, 300mm lens for close up of the planets or moon if it is visible.
- Intervalometer wired or wireless
- torch (it will be dark)
- Red gel over your torch (a simple quality street wrapper red)

Children are welcome, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

As this is an outdoor event, it is subject to the weather conditions, it needs to be cloud-free.

A full refund is available if the event is cancelled and you can't make the alternative date.

Cost : £20, to purchase click the ticket link.
Places limited : 15 max

If you are coming by car, there is the Gade carpark in the park, which is free.

About South West Herts Astronomical Society

The Society was founded in 1968, with the aims of promoting the science of astronomy and encouraging popular interest in the subject. From September to May regular meetings are held in Rickmansworth, usually on the last Friday of the month. Illustrated talks are given on various aspects of astronomy, presented either by our own members or by visiting speakers. The Society is fortunate to have the use of a planetarium, where a monthly tour of the night sky is conducted.

The Society also owns its own observatory for use by members, and regular weekly observing sessions are held on Saturday nights. The observatory is equipped with an 11” Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain telescope as well as a number of smaller instruments and members are able to use these or their own instruments to observe from the site, which enjoys wide views of the sky with minimal light pollution. A monthly newsletter keeps members informed about the activities of the society and the observing sessions, and also includes summaries of the talks given at the monthly meetings.

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Event Location

Cassiobury Park

WD18 7HY
WD18 7HY

Telephone: 07958 537 652

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