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Open Dome Event - Capture the Beauty of the Sky

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Images is what makes astronomy shine. Capturing them can appear to be tricky, near impossible and expensive. Join D Fairclough (NTU graduate) who will tell us how easy and cheap Astro-Photography for Amateurs can be using camera and tripod only.

  • From: Thursday 26 January 2017, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 26 January 2017, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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We see images of galaxies and stars capturing the beauty of astronomy, inspiring us to try it ourselves. But capturing some images yourself can be daunting. However, camera technology has progressed significantly in recent times, allowing amateur astronomers to gather stunning imagery of the night sky without the need of telescopes or advanced mounts.

D Fairclough (NTU graduate) will be presenting how to capture beautiful and stunning images using only a digital camera. Examples include images of ISS flyovers that even tweaked the interest of NASA. This talk will be followed by a brief introduction to what is visible in this month's sky.

Booking is required for this event. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.


The event will start at 8 pm with D Fairclough's talk Capture the beauty of the Sky - Astro-photography for amateurs. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the winter sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.

Booking information

Booking is required for this event.

Entrance is free and available to everyone who is interested.

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Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

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