Seattle area astrophotography meet and campsite cleanup,
basic required items:
camera capable of manual shutter control
tripod (debatable, ive done quite a few shots on stacked rocks)
shutter remote or self timer function
a headlamp with a red light to keep the light to a minimum.
cold weather gear to stay warm while sitting around for hours.
If you don't know how to take such shots, that's totally fine! I will be on hand to teach a few people. might be hard to get to everyone if it gets big, but id be happy to try. Its a skill that, like most skills, just needs some practice and guidance and youll be taking incredible shots in no time.
the hardest part about this will be working with the clouds, since there is no way to predict cloud cover too far ahead in time. I have had more than a few photography outings turn to duds in a matter of 30 min because clouds sweeping in. I will still hold the event unless its forecasted for any downpouring, and we will postpone for the next saturday.
"The following weekend Apr7-8 will be better (weather permitting) as you'll have no moon until 3am and it will be the start of Milky way season. While the Milky way is visible year round the core with the most stars and color is beyond the Southern horizon for the Northern hemisphere from October till April. Sunday Morning Apr 8th at 2:15 you'll get the MW Galactic core rising in the SE. Giving you about 45 mins of Milky Way arching over the Eastern horizon before the moon rises at 3am."
we will be venturing up north fork snoqualmie valley to nearly the end where there is dark sky. the site is big enough for 12 rigs up there to camp, possibly more. please contact me if you plan to go so. i will have long-exposure photography quick guides printed out to help people get started, so if you don't tell me you're coming, i probably wont have extras.
this will not be the last astrophotography meet i hold, so don't feel like you gotta reschedule your life to make it happen.
the site could also use a cleanup from empty cans and shotgun shells, so it would get two birds stoned at once to go there.
Saturday, April 07, 201803:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)15:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
Sunday, April 08, 201812:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)12:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
- OVERLAND BOUND REGION
- EVENT TYPE
1 VERY EASY
Uriel RamirezMember# 1170
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