Located @ iTelescope, Siding Spring Observatory, Australia
All Skill Levels - Beginners to Advanced
Ever wanted to photograph the night sky using Australia’s high-powered Telescopes? or using your own camera?
What we offer you is unique for $195:
✔️A marvelous guided tour of ANU’s finest research telescopes
✔️How to focus and set your camera
✔️How to remotely control iTelescope’s high grade telescopes
✔️How to find and select beautiful targets with telescopes
✔️How to compose your photographs in the dark
✔️Dinner included and meet new friends
Registration - Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include full name, date (see top banner for dates), number of attendees. In order to guarantee your place (limited availability), a full deposit of $195 per person will be required. This includes all costs - masterclass, telescope tour and dinner.
Join the Masterclass with exclusive access to one of the darkest and most beautiful skies on the planet at Siding Spring, NSW Australia. Enjoy the Milky Way in full Glory!
What you need
Laptop (MAC or Windows) - To upload your images and learn basic imaging
Clothing - Warm clothes – you can always take layers off
Optional - Bring along your camera
Our location - Siding Spring Observatory
Coonabarabran is Australia’s premier astronomical observatory on the edge of the Warrumbungle National Park. It is Australia’s First Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association which was granted in 2016.
iTelescope’s Siding Spring Observatory is home to exceptional starry nights which is protected for scientific discovery and public enjoyment.
Dr. Christian Sasse is the Astronomer in Charge of iTelescope and his passion encompasses both eagle photography and astronomy. His academic background as an electrical engineer and physicist, particularly his knowledge of optics and the physical properties of light, has shaped his photography. His photography uniquely captures colors and patterns due to his keen sense of how his objects reflect, refract, diffract and transmit light. Christian likes to move boundaries – in 2011 he broke a world record for amateur astronomy; the most distant amateur observation ever achieved on a truly accessible, amateur sized telescope. More here.
Dr. Sasse runs a popular YouTube channel where he uses innovative techniques to bring wildlife and astronomy to his subscribers – an experience which immerses his viewers into an active dialogue during his live events.
I have just had the exceptional good fortune to spend most of the past week at Siding Spring in the company of Christian Sasse and three congenial fellow-students on the inaugural Astrophotography Masterclass. Wow! The experience simply could not have been any better. The Observatory staff were so welcoming, the Lodge and the whole settling are spectacular and comfortable, and we were blessed with four straight nights of almost entirely clear skies. Above all, Christian is both a remarkable teacher, and also excellent company. My head is still buzzing with all that we learned. I have come away inspired and enabled to take a deep dive into astrophotography: something that I have long-intended to do, but was hitherto held back by the daunting learning curve. I first joined iTelescope back in 2012, since when I have mostly allowed my monthly credits to accumulate. Now I will be able to make good use of the credit in the bank and I shall certainly be upgrading my subscription. You have such an impressive operation and I look forward to further developments in the coming years. I wish you and iTelescope every success -regards with gratitude from 38,000ft above Sri Lanka (hats off to the mortal remains of Arthur C Clarke below) - Max Whitby PhD, Director, The Red Green & Blue Company Ltd, UK
Dr. Sasse - Very interesting introduction to the new possibilities of remote telescoping and astro-photographing. Thank you - Dr. Franz Gruber, Germany
Christian - It was nice to meet you during the Astrophotography workshop! I learnt a lot from you and enjoyed myself over all the days. Looking forward to trying out some of the skills I learnt from you. - Lee Ai Cing, Singapore