17th December Lecture: Why Do Astrophotography

As the title suggests, Why Do Astrophotography?

Paul Jenkins renowned & experienced astrophotographer will be outlining many reasons to why you should try astrophotography. 

From why it is worthwhile and also a look at the history of astrophotography to comparisons with modern equipment today.

Astrophotography can be hard.  Everything must be perfect.
Your telescope, with camera attached, must track your target in precise synchronization with the rotation of the Earth. It can’t shake.
It can’t even vibrate.

You have to nail your camera’s exposure settings or you’ll be rewarded with an incoherent mess.

Your targets are often so dim you can’t even see them until after the image has been made, so focusing is a nightmare.

So why try? Because it can be very rewarding!