Price: $180 per person for both nights (Sold Out)
Location: Perth Observatory
24th of August (theory)
25th of August (workshop)

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm (Doors open at: 6:30 pm)

This workshop is strategically timed you can take advantage of Spring Milky Way season when the Milky Way will be setting in the west. Our position on the west coast of Australia provides many great opportunities for this time of year so let’s make the most of it!

Held at Perth Observatory, The first night will cover the “how-to” of Milky Way photography – What hardware (tripod, camera, mounts, lenses, etc) you would use, how to use it, camera settings, and much more.

The second night will be a workshop on the grounds of the Perth Observatory. After a quick re-cap on the previous night’s information and a laser sky-tour to familiarise yourself with the spring night sky, you will be able to photograph the Milky Way from our observatory.

  • Use Roger Groom’s various tracking mounts to test what you might wish to buy yourself.
  • Demo of setting up tracking mounts.
  • Ongoing assistance to help you get the right camera settings.

If the second night is cloudy, we’ll run an image processing workshop will go into noise reduction techniques, colour balance, levels, curves and saturation, the histogram of an image and an introduction into stacking images so you can edit your images of the Milky Way after you’ve taken them to get the best out of the images.