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Astrophotography is photography of astronomical objects, celestial events, and areas of the night sky. It is a hobby for many amateur astronomers but is also a popular area for professional photographers who sell images or take clients on guided tours so they can snap their own image of the night sky. 

A high number of clear nights throughout the year, along with the stability and transparency of the local atmosphere and its unique dark skies, means the Mackenzie Region is an ideal place for astrophotography

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Image by Jason Blackeye



Seeing this sky through a telescope is an experience unlike any other. Take the time to look up, study the galaxies and stars, and feel connected to the awesome history of the universe. 

Keen stargazers will see amazing constellations that can only be seen in the southern hemisphere, including the Southern Cross and the Magellanic Clouds.

The Mackenzie Region is home to a wide variety of guided tours, from working observatory to hot pools to bespoke astrophotography tours. 

Learn more here.

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