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Book Online Tickets for Astrophotography Workshop with hands on , Mumbai. Khagol Mandal is glad to announce

Astrophotography Workshop with hands on field session with Khagol Mandal


  • Regular

    Does not include expenses towards field trip

    Last Date: 12-02-2022

    INR 6000

  • KM Member

    For Khagol Mandal Life and Regular Members. Does not include expenses for field trip

    Last Date: 12-02-2022

    INR 5000

  • By clicking “Register Now” you agree to the Terms & Conditions

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About The Event

Khagol Mandal is glad to announce “Astrophotography Workshop with hands on field session”. 

The course contains  6 hours of Online Theory Talks followed by Overnight Hands On session at our photography site.

Dates for Theory Session:

13 Feb 2022: L1-Introduction to Astrophotography

20 Feb 2022: L2- Basics of Astrophotography 

27 Feb 2022: L3- Astrophotography Part-1

06 Mar 2022: L4- Astrophotography Part-2

– 1 field session possibly at Naneghat on 12 March

Brief List of Topics Covered:

Evolution of Astrophotography, Professional vs Amateur Astrophotography, advantages and applications,  Astrophotography at Khagol Mandal

Pre requisites for a successful photography session (Sky, visibility, condition forecasts etc),Latest technologies & terms (cameras, lenses, mounts, f ratio, focal length, file formats, other useful gear), Setting & composing the star trails, constellations, painting with light, 

Imaging the moon, planets using video, Sun and Solar Eclipse imaging

Basic workflow & details of Polar Alignment, Shooting star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, milkyway, Advanced topics and automation 

Planning for live session, Q&A , Practical checklist & individual equipment
A full night hands on practical Astrophotography with Anurag, Kiran, Ashirwad at a mountaintop dark sky place near Naneghat. 

Coverage : Practical imaging of moon, planets, startrails, painting with light, constellations, milkyway, colored and binary stars, clusters, emission nebulae, reflection nebulae, dark nebulae, Spiral galaxies and many deep sky objects! 

Register Now and be a part of the Astrophotography at Khagol Mandal !

Terms & Conditions


  1. Registration can be cancelled online. For cancellations, please send email to with a copy to
  2. 50% charges per person cancellation charges will be deducted if booking is cancelled till 1700 hrs on 11th  February 2022 (Friday)
  3. No refunds after the above deadline
  4. Final decision of cancellation charges will rest with the organizer.
  5. Field charges will have to paid later when the field visit is organized. Field charges will be on actual expense basis and will be communicated during the course. 
  6. Travel to and fro the site will be responsibility of participant. 
  7. Rs. 1000/- discount is offered to KM Members for the course fee only and not on the field expenses. 
  8. In case you wish to take KM Membership, please contact 



You agree to participate in the program on your own initiative and Khagol Mandal or its management / volunteers will not be held responsible in case you are found Covid positive at a later date after the program. You agree to take utmost precaution in joining the program and that you are neither Covid positive nor have any symptoms of Covid when you join the program. You agree to abide by the directives given by KM volunteers and/or any Govt authority regarding Covid Appropriate Behaviour during the program. 


Following things are mandatory on the field:

  1. Wearing MASK all the time
  2. Following social distancing norms 
  3. Everyone must carry sanitizers for personal usage
  4. In case you found to have any coughing / fever etc you will have to leave the field and move to designated resting area if needed. 

Other Terms and Conditions for Site Visit

  1. Smoking or drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Any defaulter will be escorted out of the field and will be prohibited from joining the program. No refunds in case you are prohibited from the program.
  2. This is an educational initiative and not a luxury trip. All are requested to maintain the spirit of the program and co-operate. No unruly behaviour towards fellow participants will be tolerated.
  3. If due to any unforeseen circumstances like train strike, rain, clouds etc., any other natural disaster, political situation, strike, covid related lockdown or any such other case the outdoor program can be curtailed or cancelled. In such event no refunds will be provided.
  4. Rain, cloud cover is beyond control of organizer and in such cases one has to wait till the clouds clear.
  5. Organizers are not responsible for medical issues arising to individuals on the field. The field is an open field and we take care to provide comfortable atmosphere. All are requested to carry personal medicines and follow instructions related to cold and dewing on the site.
  6. Khagol Mandal is a voluntary organization working for past 36 yrs. The aim of this group is to create awareness amongst our society members. All organizers, speakers, telescope volunteers are amateur astronomers sparing their time voluntary for the social cause. All participants are requested to take the efforts in proper spirit and co-operate. We cannot run a smooth show unless every participant supports us.

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