Ever since a local space camp excursion and model rocketry obsession as a child, I’ve been enamored by the wonder of the night sky. In 2011 purchased my first telescope, a 10″ Dobsonian, and a year later, in August of 2012 I took my first long-exposure deep space object photo (Messier 13 – the Hercules globular cluster) using a home-built equatorial platform and that same Dobsonian telescope.
That was the beginning.
Since then, I’ve worked with deep-sky objects (DSO), lunar and planetary astrophotography, wide-field and landscape photography, daytime and night sky time lapse, and I am still learning.
In 2013, my passion led me to the love of my life, Tanja Schmitz (http://AstroTanja.com), and to move to Johannesburg, South Africa. Together we travel to find dark skies in both hemispheres and work to share the enormity of space as we see it through our cameras and telescopes.
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