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Super Stellar Friday: Intro to Astrophotography

Doors open at 6:30 PM and our program, Intro to Astrophotography by Ed Ting, will begin at 7 PM.

Have you always wanted to take pictures of the night sky?  Attend this introductory primer by Ed Ting on how to get started!  Various techniques will be discussed, including: how to take nightscapes, taking pictures of the moon and planets, and how to get started taking deep sky images.  You can get started with as little as your cell phone, progress as you take pictures with your DSLR, and beyond.  The sky is literally the limit!  Approx time: 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for questions and answers.

Ed Ting is a well-known amateur astronomer.  His works have appeared in Sky & Telescope, Night Sky, Popular Electronics, Discover, and Popular Mechanics magazines.  His writings have been translated into several languages, and he speaks frequently on the topics of astronomy and astrophotography around the nation.  He has been on New Hampshire Public Radio, and on Manchester NH community television.  His web site,, is a widely-read telescope review web site.  Ed is an ACEAP ambassador to Chile, and a 2018 NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador.  He is a former Category 3 ranked bicycle racer, and an enthusiastic fudge confectioner.  Ed holds a BSEE from the University of Illinois, and an MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, where he teaches Memoir Writing, and Astrophotography.  In early 2019, he will be a Master’s Degree candidate in Literary Studies at Dartmouth.

Doors close at 9:30 PM.

The all-inclusive price for Super Stellar Friday at the Discovery Center is $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 for children 12 and under, and free for members. Pending clear skies, our observatory will be open and members of the NH Astronomical Society will be outside the Discovery Center at dusk with telescopes pointed to the sky, ready to share their knowledge and views from their telescopes for free.

Earlier Event: November 2
Extreme Planets
Later Event: November 3
The Little Star That Could