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You’ve got a beginner’s telescope and are hooked on the views, but you know that you can get more; where do you go from here?

In this talk, experienced astronomer and science writer Will Gater will look at the different options for amateurs as they progress from beginner to intermediate. He’ll look at how to approach making a decision about equipment at this stage, covering mounts, telescopes and accessories that can take your observing to the next level, as well as covering portable setups and the kit to get to step up your astrophotography.

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In the second part of the Masterclass there will be a live Q&A with Will Gater and Editor Chris Bramley.

All registrants will be able to download a Masterclass Handout and will be sent a link to view the Masterclass recording shortly after it has ended. You will be able to watch this recording for a maximum of 10 times.
Thu, 28/04/2022 · 7:00 PM London (GMT 1:00)
  • The key questions intermediate observers should ask, including deep sky vs planetary observing.
  • Ways to upgrade your existing telescope setup for your favourite targets.
  • Specialist astro cameras and the targets they’re best suited for.
  • How taking better astro images is about more than just the camera.
  • Optimising your setup for portability and travel.
  • Observing projects to consider, from sketching to tracking variable stars.
  • Live Q&A with Will Gater and Chris Bramley
Will Gater
Will Gater is an astronomer, author and presenter with a lifelong love of observing the night sky. He has written many popular books on astronomy and stargazing and has toured the UK with his live astronomy theatre show.
Chris Bramley
Chris Bramley is the Editor of BBC Sky at Night Magazine. A journalist by training, he has been covering space and astronomy since 2005 and has headed up the magazine's editorial team since 2011.
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