Planetary Astrophotography

Learn The Basics of Planetary Images

In this course, we’ll teach you how to photograph the planets, including what equipment you’ll need, how to get set up, tips, tricks and techniques. Mainly focusing on which camera is suited for planetary photography and the lucky imaging technique.

– You do not require a camera to join this course.

Level - Beginner

This course is intended for individuals over the age of 13+

1 Day Program

4-hour extensive course

Course fee - AED 600

This fee will include practical and theoretical learning


Verified Certificate

Certificate presented by Dubai Astronomy Group

Course Schedule


What is Planetary AP?

Solar AP
– Types of Solar Filters

Lunar/Planetary AP
– Types of Planetary Filters

Types of mounts suitable for Planetary AP

Challenges of Planetary AP


Imagining Techniques
– Lucky Imaging
– Long Exposure

Software for Planetary AP

Practical Session

Solar/Planetary Alignment

Capturing data

Post Processing

 Processing the captured data

Meet your instructor

Mr. Ahmad Hasan

Astrophysicist, Photographer, & Technical Expert

Worked for 2 years in Sharjah Astronomy Academy (SAASST). Started off as a data scientist later specialized in developing mini-satellites, Oversaw and participated in building the payload, also competed with other countries on best compact design for a Can sized satellite in the TurkSat Competition. Astrophotography enthusiast. Volunteered in Dubai Astronomy Group’s many electronic projects from controlling the motors of big telescopes to building weather stations and meteor detectors.


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