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Under the Milky Way - A Photo Field Trip

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Cemetery next to Union Baptist Church

5076 Lily Church Rd

Ona, 33865

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This field trip is dependent on the weather.

The class will meet on location at a fairly dark spot in Ona, FL just a bit South of Solomon's Castle shortly before sunset. It's next to a cemetery by the Baptist Church. Yep, that's right, a cemetery. It's October where else would you want to meet in the dark?

Driving Directions - It's about 47 minutes East of Lakewood Ranch.

  • From SR 64 - Take SR 64 East towards Zolfo Springs. Turn right on CR 665. When you get to the fork on the road, a mile or two past Solomon's Castle, keep to the left to stay on CR 665. Cemetery Road is just past the Baptist Church.
  • FROM SR 70 - You can also take SR 70 towards Arcadia. Turn left onto Pine Level Road. When you come to a fork in the road make a right onto CR 665. Cemetery Road is just past the Baptist church.

This is also an excellent spot for stargazing and planet spotting. If you want to bring a friend, bring a pair of binoculars with a ten power magnification.

Weather - This event is dependent on the weather. Clouds and rain reduce the visibility of the night sky. I’ll make a final decision to shoot or not shoot about 24 hours before I head out.

Timeline for Sunday night:

  • 6:42 PM Sunset

  • 8:08 PM Galactic Center is visible

  • 9:22 PM Galactic Center sets

Dono should be there by 6:45 PM.

Equipment - D-SLR camera or Mirrorless System. Bring your widest angle lens with a 2.8 f/stop or faster. You'll need a very sturdy tripod and a remote switch for your camera. Keep in mind this is depending on the weather. So come prepared; bring a flashlight and bug spray!

Refunds - If the event is canceled due, then a refund will be issued. However, there are no refunds if the Milky Way isn't visible due to cloud cover. This is a low light field trip with an opportunity to photograph the Milky Way.

Any questions call Dono (727) 741-1819 or email him at dono@jpiphoto.com.

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Cemetery next to Union Baptist Church

5076 Lily Church Rd

Ona, 33865

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