Session 1

Lecture: Astrophotography for Beginners

Session 1 - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Focuses on the techniques for photographing the night sky.

  • Casual

8:00 PM   Summit Room

Focuses on the techniques for photographing the night sky, covering topics such as:

• Rhythm and movement of the night sky
• Selecting the ideal location
• Dark-sky etiquette
• Utilizing tripods or trackers
• Optimal camera settings (ISO, exposure, f-stop)
• Navigating and choosing celestial subjects for photography
• An introduction to smart telescopes


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

No specialized equipment is necessary for participation. The course primarily emphasizes methods that utilize mobile phones, DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and tripods. An overview of more sophisticated equipment will also be provided for those interested in advancing their skills.

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