Astrophotography Walk At Qutub

 

This walk will photograph the juxtaposition of Qutub Minar on the Earth and the beautiful conjunction Venus and Crescent Moon in the sky. Venus is considered the Goddess of love and is the brightest planet in the sky. It is visible as morning or evening star and is often mistaken as a UFO. The crescent Moon will be just 5° away in the sky and form a beautiful pair in the sky.

The Walk will also photograph the circular polar star trails moving around the tip of Qutub Minar as seen from the ASI park towards south of the Minar. It is difficult to see stars in Delhi’s sky, but with a star trail technique developed by Ajay Talwar, you will be able to fill up the sky with beautiful star trails even in the sky above Delhi.

Ajay Talwar has been photographing the skies over Delhi since a long time. The lights of Delhi have brightened over the years considerably and obliterated the lights in the sky, i.e. stars. Still using a special technique it is possible to capture stars over Delhi’s sky using a DSLR camera, tripod and remote timer.

Meeting Point : Delhi I Love You office, A-163, 4th floor, above Quicksand Studio, HK House, Lado Sarai

Tips: Participants must carry: Preferably a DSLR camera, with a wide angle lens for Star Trails and a medium lens for Qutub, Moon & Venus shots, a sturdy tripod is a must for this walk, as well as an intervalometer (remote timer) is a must for this walk. empty storage card in your camera and a spare card if convenient, fully charged battery and a spare battery for your camera. For your convenience please year closed shoes, cover up warmly, carry a torch and water bottle for yourself/

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