astrophotography

Photographing the night sky is often intimidating to many, but with the right settings, some astronomical knowledge, a few free programs and some basic post processing, even the entry level DSLRs can produce some dramatic images!

Celestial Events SA offers tuition in long exposure photography and some of the techniques used to capture striking Milky Way panoramas and Star Trails.  For the more adventurous photographers, we can offer the opportunity to take spectacular images of the Moon, Saturn and bright areas of nebulosity such as The Great Orion Nebula, through our professional Meade 10 inch GPS telescope!  We also offer post processing workflows on Photoshop as well as various free astrophotography software.

Please contact us directly with questions regarding equipment and requirements.

Erindi Blend
Erindi Blend
Star Trail
Star Trail

A 2 hour star trail of the Southern Celestial Pole

The Orion Nebula
The Orion Nebula
Marula Way
Marula Way
Reflections
Reflections

Tomjachu South Dam

Saturn
Saturn

The Lord of the Rings

Winter Skies
Winter Skies

Taken at Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

Euphorbia and the Milky Way
Euphorbia and the Milky Way

Taken at Dhumukwa Camp in Manyoni Game Reserve

Baboon Milky Way
Baboon Milky Way
Jupiter and the Milky Way
Jupiter and the Milky Way
Milky Way and Moonset
Milky Way and Moonset

Taken at Antares Bush Camp

Milky Way Labelled
Milky Way Labelled