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.
You can choose which objects you want to image from the list below. You may wish to take a single image of each or you may want to take several images of fewer objects to stack and process at home to get richer images. You can choose the camera settings or experiment with (iso and exposure time) or we can advise what may work best.
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, Pentax DSLR Cameras. Sony Mirrorless cameras. Nikon and Canon Mirrorless cameras are also fine if you have an adapter that fits the Nikon/canon 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 3″ Refractor with your camera.
We can use our 4″ Takahashi FSQ edx4 refractor using our CCD camera. You will need to bring a usb stick if you want the images
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 available between 3rd Qtr Moon and 1st Qtr Moon Phase.
December – February: 12:30am.
If there are no bookings for the earlier Premium Session, we can bring this forward to 10:30pm
$165 per person. We prefer you come on your own. You will not be sharing this session with anyone else.