Astro Photography


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Take home the ultimate souvenir of knowledge from Kielder Observatory by learning how award winning astrophotographers take images of the night sky. 

Modern day digital cameras have resulted in an explosion of popularity for night sky photography. By turning our lenses towards the skies or attaching our cameras to telescopes we have helped our visitors realise just how capable they can be when shooting into darkness.

Presented in an easily understandable format suitable for beginners through to professionals, our friendly team of astronomers will reveal the settings required in order to capture stunning photographs of the Milky Way, Aurora Borealis, star trails, the Sun, planets, deep Space objects and other weather phenomenon.

Furthermore, being situated in the heart of the Northumberland and Kielder Water’s Gold Tier Dark Sky Park, Kielder Observatory is the ideal destination for budding astrophotographers to learn, experiment and achieve the most with your cameras.

The evening will include informal practical sessions, use of Kielder Observatory telescopes (weather dependent) and time for a generous dose of our famous hot chocolate, tea or coffee, included in the price

What to bring (although not essential): DSLR Camera & memory card, tripod, cable release or intervalometer. Warm clothing. Oh…. Don’t forget to charge your batteries!

You will also have the opportunity to support our charity further by taking home a memento of your visit from our range of merchandise



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