An evening with Pete Collins where he will explain the techniques he uses for his fantastic nightscape photography and show a selection of his images. You can see some examples of his work on his website diamond-skies.co.uk and his pictures are on display in a number of shops and cafes locally.
Pete likes to seek out interesting natural or man made foregrounds and set them against a background of starry skies. He researches his locations carefully visiting them in daytime, using OS maps and planetarium software to work out where and when the best views may be found.
He takes many of his pictures in the Yorkshire Dales and has a particular fondness for Ribblehead Viaduct as a location.
We can't guarantee it, of course, but if the skies are clear there will be an opportunity to venture outside for a practical session or general observing. If you have a tripod and a camera which will take 30 second exposures you can have a go. Don't worry if you haven't as the skies here are a great sight anyway on a clear night. Binoculars are useful but there will be some to share. Wrap up warm.
If you live in the Ingleton area and want to be kept up to date about local stargazing events please ask to be added to our Google Group "Ingelton Stargazers".
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. We meet monthly through the winter and there is a link to our programme here.
Pictures © Pete Collins
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