DSLR Astrophotography

Date: 18th, 19th, & 20th Feb, 2021


Time: Mentioned below

Join us for a 3-day astrophotography training program and learn to use a DSLR camera to capture amazing pictures of the night sky. The program is 3 days long, where 2 days will be online through video call services and 1 day will be a trip to a dark location to photograph the night sky.

This program will give you all the basic techniques you need to know before starting your journey in astrophotography.


  • Date & Time:
    • Day 1: 18th Feb / 5 PM onward (1 – 2 hours) (Online)
    • Day 2: 19th Feb / 7 PM onward (2 -3 hours) (In-person)
    • Day 3: 20th Feb / 5 PM onward (2 – 3 hours) (Online)
  • Ages: Ages above +13
  • Fees:
    • AED 1000/- per person
    • AED 850/- for DAG Members 


  • DAY 1
    • Intro
      • What is DSLR Astrophotography?
      • Types of DSLR Astrophotography
        • Pure DSLR
        • Mount/DSLR
        • Piggyback DSLR
        • Tracker/DSLR
      • Challenges of DSLR AP
      • Imagining Techniques
        • Long vs Short Exposure
    • Methodology
      • Software for DSLR AP
      • Planning an Astrophotography Trip
        • Choosing a spot
        • Equipment Needed
        • Check List
    • Practical Session
      • Knowing your Camera
  • DAY 2: Trip (Location: Shawka – Ras Al Khaimah)
    • Double-check the equipment
    • Arrive at location
    • Intro to the structure of the night sky
    • Beginning the shooting session
  • DAY 3: Processing data 
    • Processing the captured data


Important Information:

  • Online session details will be sent to you one day before the program.
  • If you don’t own a DSLR camera we can lend you a Nikon camera for Day 2 of this program.
  • The location for the trip is Shawka – Ras Al Khaimah. (Location pin will be sent to you through whatsapp by the instructor after the Day 1 program)
  • Transportation to the photography location is upon you for your convenience.
  • Tickets for this program are LIMITED!
  • Please bring the hard copy or soft copy of the event ticket email to ensure a smooth and fast check-in during day 2.
  • Dubai Astronomy Group paid members are requested to bring their membership ID card to be presented upon request.

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