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November Full Moon Photography/Viewing Event!
Have you ever tried taking pictures of the moon but ended up with a washed out white ball instead? Well this is your chance to really get up close and take the Moon shot you've always wanted. This is a family friendly event! Kids and non photographers are free!! Take a look at the Moon like never before through a 4" Stellarvue SV105T Apochromatic Telescope. See awesome details like craters and mountain ridges on the Moon through some low and high power eyepieces. Sony E, Canon, Nikon, Sony & Pentax DSLR users are in luck! Available to you will be special adapters allowing you to mount your DSLR directly to the scope giving you the opportunity to take images of the moon with the quality and clarity like what you would see in astronomy magazines! These events are always a blast! CLICK HERE ([masked]) to see images from a previous Full Moon event!! I look forward to meet you all. Clear Skies Everyone

Wateridge Tennis Court

10368 Wateridge Cir, San Diego, CA 92121 · San Diego, CA


What we're about


Learn a unique style of starry-night-sky landscape photography from Maxwell Palau and his guest associates. Meet-ups vary from local hikes, free lectures and photo walks to location workshops & camp-outs. Workshops vary from overnight location shoots within 100 miles from San Diego, CA — to multi-day workshops in Southern California & the Baja California Peninsula.

This is a group was created for all with an interested in space, astronomy, astrophotography and adventuring, hiking, camping in dark sky locations on a mission to get the perfect shot. All skills levels are welcome.

Until we meet, check out our Online Photo Album ( to get an example of the images you can get and the fun times to experience.

More than just "NightScapes". Most of the location workshops also include daytime landscape photography (at sunrise, sunset, and at twilight) during the most photogenic periods of the day. You'll learn techniques that will also improve your overall skills as a photographer. Here is a Gallery (!photography/c1yrs) of my overall work.

See you out there!

Clear Skies!

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