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Astronomy and Astrophotography

Astronomy and Astrophotography

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I've been taking photos of the wonders of the heavens for about eight years. I have worked among astronomers as a guide at The University of Cantebury Mt John observatory in New Zealand and gave stargazing tours on the island of 'Eua in Tonga. I also have a PhD qualification in chemistry and therefore a good understanding of astrophysical processes.
Nick
Nick
Nick
Nick

What we’ll do

We will begin with naked-eye stargazing in order to get our bearings within our galaxy and broader universe. Next, we'll set up the 200 mm telescope and do some visual observing. We will look at any visible planets, the moon, star clusters and bright nebulae. We'll then move on to astrophotography and take photos of a nebula or galaxy through the telescope. We will also do some wide angle shots of…

What I’ll provide

Equipment
High quality telescope with a 200 mm mirror, tracking mount and autoguiding equipment, DSLR camera, laptop with astronomy software, sky laser

What to bring

Warm clothes! The best nights for astronomy are very chilly. It could be as cold as -5 degrees

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Where you'll be

Mt Victoria is great for looking into space because of its high altitude, high proportion of clear nights and low level of light pollution

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 16 and up can attend.
Nick
photo class
Astronomy and Astrophotography
2 reviews
$100 / person
2 reviews
$100 / person