Tips & tricks

All About Space - - Stargazer -

Chase the dark­ness

Find an ob­serv­ing site with as lit­tle light pol­lu­tion as pos­si­ble, and a view of a large area of the sky.

Dress for win­ter

De­cem­ber nights can be cold so dress in your warm­est jacket, gloves and hat. Take a flask of a hot drink or soup – and some snacks too.

Be pa­tient

Be pre­pared for lulls in the shower. Be pa­tient… me­te­ors will start zip­ping again soon!

Keep ev­ery­thing steady

Make sure your cam­era is mounted on a sturdy tri­pod and ev­ery­thing is tight­ened up. The slight­est wob­ble will make your im­ages blurred.

Check your lens for dew

Check the front of your cam­era lens reg­u­larly. If it mists up your im­ages will be blurred and faint.

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