Astrophotography Workshop January


Update : Due to cloudy weather on the 12th January, this event was changed to the 26th January. Message me if you are unable to make it.

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.

On the 26th, we will be able to see the moon (Waning Gibbous), Mars, The Plaiedies and possibly Uranus are visible. We will show you how to shoot the moon, to take shots of the three planets through the telescopes. How to take star trails & shots of the night sky.

This workshop is a collaboration between myself Andrew & South West Herts Astronomical Society. Find out more about them below.

Equipment needed

– DSLR camera for starshots & Star trails
– Wide angle lens for the night sky, 300mm lens for close up of the moon
– 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

Tags : #watfordphotography #watfordastrophotos


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.


January 26


04:45 pm - 07:00 pm

Click to Register:

Watford Photography Meetup


Cassiobury Park


Herts WD18 7HY, GB


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