This is an exclusive session where you capture images of deep sky objects through our telescopes with your compatible camera or use our camera.
Duration is 2 hours & is held on moonless nights.
Compatible cameras are ones where the lens can be removed and be fixed to the telescope with one of our adapters.
These include Canon, Nikon, Sony DSLR Cameras. Canon & Sony Mirrorless cameras. Nikon Mirrorless cameras are also fine if you have an adapter that fits the Nikon DSLR lenses.
Alternatively you can use our Canon RA mirrorless camera. You just need to bring a standard SD Card. Or we can sell you one.
We attach the camera body to our telescopes to take images of deep sky objects, like galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters.
We use our 17 inch Planewave Telescope and our 4″ Takahashi refractor.
If you have a wide angle lens we can take some images of constellations or the Milky Way.
If there are any planets visible, we can take a video and copy that to your usb stick. This can be processed to form an image.
Bring an empty usb stick for this.
You must know your settings on your camera before you come.
- Manual Setting
- ISO Settings
- Exposure time settings
- Live View
- Magnify the live view
- Can Take an image without the lens attached (important for sony mirrorless)
Do a dry run before you come without your lens attached.
Dates & Times
This session is run when the Moon is not visible during the session. Moonlight interferes with the photography of deep sky objects.
April: 11th to the 25th 1am. 20th and 21st is sold out
May: 10:30pm. Dates to be confirmed
If there are no bookings for the earlier Premium Session, we can bring this forward if you like.
Price: $150 per person. We prefer you come on your own. You will not be sharing this session with anyone else.
Book directly with the observatory by calling Peter on 0488 425 940 or email email@example.com