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Published on February 7, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

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Delights of the sky at night

What would you say to a Milky Way and a Galaxy sampled with the delights of a real star bar?

Whether you’re a complete photography beginner or have a wealth of experience, the two-day Introduction to Astrophotography courses courses using the observatory at Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant in Wark, Northumberland, provide the perfect stargazing setting while discovering techniques on specialist equipment – plus the opportunity to enjoy a range of beers to simply wonder at. The extensive programme begins on various Saturdays over this and coming months together with a sumptuous dinner in the restaurant, followed by a sky event where objects such as the Andromeda galaxy, star clusters and nebulae can be seen with the naked eye.

Learn long-exposure photography, image processing, and how to use specialist astro-photography cameras. Then put your new-found skills into practice with exclusive use of the observatory to take your own pictures with a specialist tutor. In between are the delights of a selection of top-notch beers from the likes of Sonnet 43, Durham and Cullercoats breweries, plus a bit more.

Details: www.battlesteads.com


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