The much awaited, non-profit academic initiative of SWAN in association with SPS, was conducted in the pristine premises of Satkura Trisrota Mandir (one of the Mahapiths in India), a remote area near Indo-Bangladesh border on 11th of November, which provided a panaromic view of the sky. The event, probably, is the very first of its kind in the entire Eastern India and proved to be an extraordinary experience for all the participants. As the participants had to be given a brief idea about the destination and the workshop, an informative theory class was conducted on the 10th to give an abstract idea of the proceedings of the D-Day.
The workshop started with shooting the Milky-Way and simultaneously a small team of 2, conducted a brief sky-modelling session followed by a sky-watching session for the people of the village. More than 300 heads took part in the 2-houred sessions and enjoyed viewing the Pleiades- A cluster of stars. After the Milky way shoot, the participants continued with shooting star-trails. After the Moon came up late at night, a brief Lunar Watching session was conducted where the participants observed the Moon through a Celestron 8” SCT and snapped the beauty with the Nikons and Canons.
Astrophotography Workshop, 2017.
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