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Astro Photography Workshop - Lincolnshire

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Chambers Farm Wood

Market Rasen

LN8 5JR

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Do you want to learn how to take stunning pictures of the night sky? Then this event is for you. We are running a first ever session devoted entirely to astrophotography. We'll take it slowly and keep it simple so that by the end you will be equipped to capture your own view of the stars. Topics covered will include widefield shots using just a camera and tripod, star trails, time-lapse, Milky Way and Aurora photography. We'll also explain how to attach a camera to a telescope to take pictures of distant galaxies and nebula, offering a few basic processing tricks along the way, together with a cheap way to take stunning high resolution images of the moon and planets using a simple webcam. As the night gets darker we'll head out to take some pictures! The session is based in the comfortable education barn and goes ahead in all weather. Bring camera (DSLR preferred, although we'll show you how to use a fixed lens camera too) plus a tripod if you have one. The event will appeal to anyone with an interest in nature and who are keen to develop their photography skills. If you want a more general stargazing evening please check out our other events at Chambers.

Chambers Farm Wood

The night sky above the beauty spot is very dark on moonless nights, with the full range of wonders on show, including the Milky Way, clusters and distant galaxies. It is probably the best Forestry Commission site in the East Midlands for stargazing. We’ll provide warming refeshments.

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Astronomer Richard Darn was part of the team that achieved designation of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and helped launch Kielder Observatory. He began outreach astronomy in Chambers Farm Wood in 2001 and advises national parks on dark sky conservation. He has appeared on BBC Sky at Night and Stargazing Live and has regular BBC radio slots. For more visit https://darkskiesuk.org

Dave Williams is a celebrated astrophotographer who won the top prize for one if his images at the International Astronomy Show in Warwickshire. He is currently using a simple tripod, DSLR and point and shoot camera to take captures like the one above!

We'll keep the group size quite small for this event to ensure plenty of hands on help.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Adults and children over 12 years old.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Ample free parking at the venue.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Drop me an email on richard@richarddarn.com or call 0775 367 0038.

What's the refund policy?

Fully refundable up to one month before the event.

Disabled access?

Yes.



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