M E L B O U R N E 2 0 1 9 M A S T E R C L A S S S E R I E S

December 1 - 4 2019


Registration: Please Email masterclass@itelescope.net

The Melbourne Masterclass Series is hosted by iTelescope. It is directed at beginners and advanced enthusiasts who are looking to acquire essential tools in astro-photography using consumer cameras and online remote controlled telescopes.

Masterclass Bundle - All three Masterclasses for US$600 and save $55 (includes 300 points on iTelescope worth $300)


Meet Your Masterclass Instructor

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.

In 2017 and 2018 Christian's photography was featured in National Geographic articles on astronomy and eagles and by Nikon USA.

Website: iTelescope


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