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Beginner Deep Sky Astrophotography 
Kanab, Utah
Coleader Kah-Wai Lin




May 22nd - 24th, 2023

All skill levels



10 students

3 Days / 2 Nights | $ 1,095 without lodging ($1,495 with lodging)

Trip Overview

  • Learn how to polar align and capture deep sky astrophotographs with a portable tracker mount.

  • Learn how to stack and edit deep sky astrophotos within PixInsight and Photoshop.
  • Learn how to select the proper equipment for deep sky astrophotography.

  • Learn methods for capturing advanced deep sky astrophotography. 


What is included?

  • Lodging (single occupancy rooms).

  • Myself and Kah-Wai Lin as your astrophotography guides.

  • Two sessions of deep sky image processing in PixInsight and Photoshop and Lightroom.

What should I bring?

  • Camera

    • DSLR, or mirrorless digital camera

    • Cooled astro-CMOS cameras for advanced students are welcome

  • Portable Star Tracker

    • Such as SkyWatcher Star Adventurer, or iOptron SkyGuider

  • Lenses/Telescopes

    • For deep sky astrophotography such as 50mm, 135mm, or 70-200mm. 

    • For advanced students a portable telescope such as William Optics RedCat are great

  • Sturdy tripod and ball head.

  • Multiple charged batteries, battery charger, and empty memory cards.

  • Shutter release cable (intervalometer).

  • Headlamp with a red light setting and warm clothing.

  • Laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop and PixInsight installed.

  • * I recommend ordering a L-bracket for your camera body if you do not already have this accessory. L-brackets allow quickly swapping between landscape and portrait orientation while keeping portrait shots to remain centered over the tripod

What is not included?

  • Airfare

  • Meals

  • Travel insurance


  • This 3 day and 2 night workshop costs $1,495 (lodging included) with a $600 deposit required to reserve a spot. If you do not require lodging then the tuition is $1,095. The remaining balance is due 3 months prior the workshop. 3 % card processing fee is included within the tuition.

Physical Fitness Requirement:

  • This deep sky astrophotography will not involve hiking to locations.

Permits and Certifications:

  • In the event of an emergency, I am certified in CPR and First Aid.

  • I am trained in the practice of Leave-no-Trace hiking and camping to protect the natural resources.


Night 1:

Deep sky astrophotography at night.