Photographer gives insight into taking pictures of space

Photographer gives insight into taking pictures of space

  • Juneau Empire
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 8:54pm
  • Neighbors

Taking photographs of the stars can prove challenging, but a talk at the Marie Drake Planetarium this week could make it easier for those who attend.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, David Hanson will share his experiences and tips for astrophotography, and will talk about some of the challenges of taking photos in Juneau. Hanson is an amateur astronomer who specializes in astrophotography. The presentation is free, and afterward there will be the usual “The Stars Tonight” presentation that gives a view of the night sky.

Hanson will show a gallery of his photographs and give a guided tour through what exactly is in each image. After that, he’ll talk about the equipment, techniques and software used for astrophotography. Hanson will have a telescope set up on a tripod and a mounted camera. Anybody can attend, but the talk is aimed at teens and adults.

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