Rob John­son

All About Space - - Stargazer -

Liver­pool, United King­dom Tele­scope: 14-inch New­to­nian Re­flec­tor

“I have been in­ter­ested in astron­omy since I was seven years old, in­spired by the first space­flights and, of course, the Apollo pro­gram. Later on I be­came in­ter­ested in pho­tog­ra­phy, so it was nat­u­ral to take up as­tropho­tog­ra­phy.

"I en­joy imaging many kinds of tar­gets, from deep-sky ob­jects to So­lar Sys­tem bod­ies - I also dab­ble with spec­troscopy. My favourite ob­jects are gal­ax­ies and galaxy clus­ters; it’s in­cred­i­ble to think of the num­ber of plan­ets there must be in one im­age, pos­si­bly har­bour­ing life. Imaging from my light-pol­luted lo­ca­tion has its chal­lenges, but with the help of CCD cam­eras some great re­sults can be achieved.”

NGC 4565 and from bot­tom left to right Messier 13, NGC 6781and Messier 51

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