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8 September 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 10:00 pm$40
A day and evening that introduces you to the concepts of night sky photography and then you get to try it. Suitable for those who have some familiarity of daytime photography and who are keen to expand their horizons into the night and put into practice what they learn.
This astrophotography workshop will be canvassing and introducing concepts that will assist both the amateur and professional photographer.
The afternoon will have an array of lectures given by experienced and acknowledged astrophotographers. Practical hands-on sessions will then be held during the evening at our registered Observatory.
Topics include an introduction to wide field astrophotography, time lapse photography, aurora photography, deep sky imaging, image processing and more. Weather permitting, attendees will be able to use some of the Society’s premium equipment for some deep sky imaging.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided during the day, then a BBQ and refreshments will be supplied to gear you up for the night ahead.
Remember to bring your camera and tripod for the practical component.
Please dress appropriately for being outdoors and on a grassy or uneven surface. You may bring a small torch (red globe or covered in red cellophane).
The observatory is marked on Google Maps and on the Melways at map reference 151/E1.
The venue is in regional/rural Victoria and is entered on the east side of Nepean Highway. Drive carefully through the park, with the possibility of wildlife on the road after dark. You will travel about 2 km along a sealed road, over three cattle grids, past a visitors’ centre on your left and vineyard on your right, up the hill then straight ahead through an open gate. Do not turn left to Josephine’s restaurant. Travel past the righthand side of the Shire Nursery, with the Park Ranger’s house on your right, then the observatory is 100 m further along on the left.