SJAA is proud to sponsor this outdoor workshop were we help those folks who are interested in learning about the mechanics of AstroPhotography and Imaging.
Bring your questions, and/or your complete astrophotography rig (battery powered).
I Usually give an hour talk about the different kinds of night time photography, then after full dark, demonstrate deep space astrophotography (Nebulae, Galaxies, Globular Clusters, etc.).
All events will now be held at Little Uvas Open Space Preserve, instead of Coyote Valley. This is a darker spot, much better for nighttime photography and astroimaging. Note the following please:
This is a dirt road and field to park in, no modern conveniences although sometimes there is a porta potty, but not always.
There are horses loose in the field, PLEASE be careful opening the gate and be sure to close it behind you so the horses don't end up on the busy road! Don't assume the person(s) behind you will close the gate. Please check that they do or do it yourself.
Please arrive BEFORE sunset, which will be at 5:00PM. The gate should be "dummy locked" so you can open it, enter, and close it behind you. You can park in the flat field to your left just after you drive in.
If you have a rig you can set it up in the field close to the road.
You can leave anytime, just again be careful with the gate/horses and close the gate behind you.
This site has fewer creature comforts, but it's darker than Coyote Valley and even darker than RCDO, if you been there for a Starry Nights Star Party.
In the mean time, check out my YouTube channel:
Many of SJAA’s events, like this one, are public and free to attend, but if you’re enjoying what SJAA has to offer, consider becoming a paid member for only $20 per year: https://www.sjaa.net/membership/benefits-of-membership-2/