Event: Astrophotography


Hi everyone,

Unfortunately the weather is not co-operating with our photographic endeavors. I had hoped we would see some clearing tonight but local radar shows no break in the cloud cover. The Astrophotography outing is cancelled. We will try to re-book for a future time. (It will NOT be before the clinic is due.)


Facilitators: Jim Hixon & Jeanne Pickles Don’t put that camera away when it gets dark, get outside and take pictures! A whole universe of wonderful images awaits you. Try some shooting after dark with some practical advice from our facilitators. There’s not just a whole other world of things to take pictures of in that dark sky — there’s a whole universe of opportunity. Cost: Free for HCC Members; HCC Non-members: $10.00 payable at event Outing Address: Binbrook Tract Conservation Area; Tyneside Trail, Hamilton, ON L0R 1W0 Where To Meet: Car pool–Choice of two locations:  Meet at one of these at 4:45 pm We have 2 carpool locations because of the small parking lot at the conservation area:
1. Walmart super centre
2. Fortinos
Rymal & Upper James
 We will be travelling to the parking lot off Tyneside Rd between Chippewa Rd E and Haldibrook Rd.
Timing: Meet in parking lot at 5:oo pm Make our way to the platform at 5:30 pm Sunset is to be about 6:15
If you come near or after dark, to turn your headlights off before pulling into parking lot, the astronomer guys get mad 😉 How many participants: unlimited Will there be a rain date? NO (If the event needs to be cancelled due to weather we will post here by 3:30 on the day of the event) What to Bring:
  • Widest angle with lowest aperture possible for possible Milky Way shots and any other lenses you think may work
  • Remote or trigger trap (or know where your timer is on your camera)
  • Tripod
  • Flashlight or headlamp for the trail back (Red headlamps are best to not interfere with open shutters)
  • Bottled Water
  • Chair

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