We’ve received the following communication regarding their Northern Lights Photography Tour from Caroline Martin of Project Travel – Check out the details and website link below. The tour guide is Tom O’Donohue, Malahide, Co Dublin.

Northern Lights Photography Guided Tour on Project Travel Website


NEWS RELEASE (02.09.2015)


Project Travel has joined forces with award winning Irish Astrophotographer, Tom O’Donoghue, who will lead an escorted tour to photograph the Northern Lights in Norway from12-17 November. The 5 night tour includes return flights from Dublin, 4* B&B hotel in Tromsø, private coach tours to hunt the Northern Lights in and talks by Tom O’Donoghue on photographing Nightscapes, Astrophotography and the Northern Lights. Book by 25 September. €1450 pp sharing, single supplement €275. Full details and booking form available from www.Project-Travel.ie, Tel: 01 -210 8391.

TOM O’DONOGHUE lives in Malahide, Co Dublin where he takes his Nightscapes using a DLSR camera. He also has a base in France from where he does his Deep Space photography with his telescopes and CCD cameras. He has been taking images of the night sky for nearly 10 years. He has exhibited his stunning photos at solo shows in Dublin and at astronomy events around Ireland.

His pictures have been published in numerous magazines including Astronomy Ireland’s “Astronomy and Space”, The BBC’s “The Sky At Night”, “Astronomy Now”, the French “Astronomie Magazine” and “Practical Astronomer”. In 2012 NASA selected one of his photos as ‘Astronomy Picture of the Day’; another was shortlisted for the “2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year” by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and was published in their “Astronomy Photographer of the Year” book. In 2013 Tom was awarded 2nd place in the Deep Space category of the “Astronomy Photographer of the Year” competition.

Tom is an experienced speaker, having presented hands-on workshops and talks, including night trips and tutorials to groups for the BBC Sky At Night Live Event at the Ulster Folk And Transport Museum and the Kerry Dark Sky Reserve. He also hosted a “Processing Astrophotography” workshop at Scopes & Space in July 2014.

He recently unveiled his largest image to date – a 34 pane mosaic of Orion. It took 4 years of data collection and a further 6 months processing to complete. That’s the equivalent of just over 400 hours, or 1.44 million seconds, of total exposures. To put that in context, this image has more exposure time than the famous Hubble deep field image! The image is believed to be the highest resolution wide field image of Orion ever taken by amateurs. It may be seen, along with other examples of his work, on www.astrophotography.ie .

Tom will be on hand to answer questions and assist participants with photography techniques throughout this tour.

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