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An Introduction to Astrophotography – Stephen Heliczer / Martin Weston
25th September 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
*** PLEASE NOTE : This will now be an online event. Regrettably all events at the RMS are still suspended until further notice. ***
*** Members will receive an email with details of how to join this online talk before 25th September 2020. ***
Let Steve and Martin introduce you to the rapidly expanding universe of Astro-Photography!
This talk will be suitable to anyone with a telescope (even if it is currently stored in the cupboard under the stairs) and an interest in astronomy. If you have not yet even considered taking pictures of the night sky, or you have experimented with a phone or SLR camera with variable results, we are sure you will pick up some useful tips and hopefully inspiration to guide you further along the way.
Although it may seem rather daunting at first, capturing images is great fun and highly rewarding and excellent results can be achieved with the most basic of equipment. It is a great way of sharing your interest in astronomy with friends and family who are not quite so keen freezing outdoors at midnight on a winter’s evening!
Steve will introduce you to what you can expect to capture during your first steps and Martin will demonstrate what can be achieved with some further practice and the correct approach. Even with the most basic equipment you will be able to record images simply not possible a few years ago with some of the biggest telescopes in the world.
When you look at an image you have taken yourself, and really think about that image, it will give you and your family a whole new perspective on the universe. It will also give you something to show for your hobby, and with practice, something unique to hang on your wall!