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Nigel Gilchrist

Rayleigh, Es­sex

Tele­scope: Equinox 80ED Pro “I have been imag­ing the deep sky for two years af­ter a life­time of not know­ing it’s pos­si­ble to cap­ture amaz­ing images from a back gar­den with small tele­scopes and a DSLR. I im­me­di­ately got hooked on as­tropho­tog­ra­phy and can see the hobby last­ing a long time. Start­ing with ba­sic equip­ment, the steady im­prove­ments are a joy to see; each im­age is a bit bet­ter than the last and a bit more knowl­edge is gained. Now I'm sav­ing up for a bet­ter cam­era and big­ger mount to take it to the next level.”

James Dean

Powys, Wales

Tele­scope: Sky-Watcher 190MN “A sin­gle ex­po­sure of the Rosette Ne­bula (Cald­well 50) in the con­stel­la­tion of Mono­ceros.

This im­age was taken us­ing a mod­i­fied Canon 600D us­ing a sin­gle 180-se­cond ex­po­sure at ISO 3200. The Rosette Ne­bula is a large spher­i­cal HII re­gion, and it has an open clus­ter of stars at the cen­tre known as NGC 2244.”

Jeff John­son

Las Cruces, New Mex­ico Tele­scope: Taka­hashi TOA-130NFB “Here is my lat­est back­yard imag­ing re­sult, as al­ways us­ing my por­ta­ble setup from my fairly light­pol­luted city of Las Cruces in New Mex­ico. This is the Trian­gu­lum Gal­axy (M33) in the con­stel­la­tion of the same name, which rests three-mil­lion-light-years away. I also shot the Cone Ne­bula (NGC 2264) with the same equip­ment – this is a star-form­ing re­gion in the con­stel­la­tion of Mono­ceros.”

An­dromeda Gal­axy (M31)

Orion Ne­bula (M42)

Rosette Ne­bula (NGC 2244)

Rosette Ne­bula (NGC 2244)

Trian­gu­lum Gal­axy (M33)

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