Astrophotography for Beginners - The Mountaineers - 2024

Night Sky Course

Astrophotography for Beginners

Learn how to photograph the night sky using basic camera equipment, including smart phones, DSLRs, and mirrorless cameras.

This course spans two sessions and will introduce students to the astronomy and photography concepts that make it possible to get great photos of the night sky. Students will learn how to capture nightscapes, milky way photos, star trails, and deep sky objects with widely accessible amateur equipment. Additionally, the course covers the enhancement of photos with free astrophoto processing software.

Each session will include a demo period outside after the class, weather permitting.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Session 1
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Apr 30, 2024
Registration closes Apr 27
2 participants
Session 2
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 1, 2024
Registration closes Apr 29
2 participants
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.

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.