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Modine‐Benstead Observatory Observing Session / Intro to Astrophotography

Join us for an evening exploring the night sky. Part of the evening will be spent viewing the night sky through the observatory’s telescopes.

There will also be a demonstration on the basics of lunar astrophotography. We will examine the various types of astrophotography that can be performed with digital SLR cameras. The equipment necessary for each of the different astrophotography styles will be discussed along with the techniques for getting the shot.

Due to space limitations in the dome area the size of this group is limited to 20.

For more information on the Racine Astronomical Society and the Modine‐Benstead Observatory visit:

Rain (Cloudy) date will be August 28, 2012

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  • ellen r.

    This meetup was the first I have attended and it was wonderful. It was fun and informative. I plan on attending many more

    August 24, 2012

  • Kris S.

    Excellent educational opportunity

    August 24, 2012

  • Len

    Very informative and interesting. Brian did a great job dealing with less then stellar weather conditions. This was the first time I had the opportunity to look through a really big telescope. Seeing Saturn was a real thrill for me.

    August 24, 2012

  • Brian J.

    As of this morning the weather forcast for tomorrow is looking good. Should this change I will post a message here before 5:00 PM tomorrow postponing the event. Otherwise we will see you tomorrow.

    August 22, 2012

    • Pamela D.

      I am now unable to attend due to some travel issues. I am so sorry and will truly miss this great event!!! I hope to be at another one in the future with you ...Very interesting material.

      August 22, 2012

    • Brian J.

      Sorry you can't make it. I'm hoping it goes well and then I'll plan plan another event. If you would change your RSVP to not attending someone else waiting can attend.

      August 22, 2012

  • Alan

    Any suggestions about what type of camera gear to bring?

    August 22, 2012

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