“So if we assume we are not the only civilisation in the galaxy, then at least a few others must have arisen billions of years ahead of us. But where are they?” – Brian Cox Messier 101, the Pinwheel Galaxy, in the constellation Ursa Major, is one of the most imaged objects in the night… Read More Returning To The Pinwheel Galaxy
Astrophotography Exhibition Images of the night sky captured around Gloucestershire “He who lives in harmony with himself, lives in harmony with the universe.” – Marcus Aerelius What does “space” mean to you? Does it mean Star Wars and Star Trek movies, vast and epic tales of interstellar conflict and exploration with a few aliens thrown… Read More Above & Beyond Gloucestershire
“I’m comfortable with the unknown — that’s the point of science. There are places out there, billions of places out there, that we know nothing about. And the fact that we know nothing about them excites me, and I want to go out and find out about them. And that’s what science is. So I… Read More What’s Up There And When?
The night sky is a completely awe-inspiring and wonderous place. If you allow yourself, you can become completely lost in it, and feel like you’re among the stars yourself, drifting on the stellar winds, feeling the warmth of a hundred billion suns on your skin, floating through the tenuous membranes of nebulae, watching new stars… Read More Shooting The Pillars of Creation
Back at the beginning of May, a supernova was detected in Messier 61, a galaxy in the Virgo Cluster. For us, this is a recent event. But when you consider that supernova actually occured over 52 million years ago, and that the light from it has only just reached us on Earth, it starts putting… Read More Shooting My First Supernova
This DSO represents 7 hours of data, the most I’ve collected on a single target to date.… Read More Shooting Messier 33, The Triangulum Galaxy