Me in my back garden observatory, Wimbledon June 2016



As the name of this website suggests I’m an amateur astronomer and astrophotographer waging war against the light polluted skies of southwest London.

Most of the images on this site have been taken from my back garden observatory, though some, such as those of southern hemisphere objects, have been taken remotely via the iTelescope network. This is indicated on the image where relevant.

I am a very irregular contributor to the Awesome Astronomy website, and have filmed for the 2016 run of BBC Stargazing Live, as well as participating in an astrophotography panel at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

In 2015 I was lucky enough to be shortlisted in the robotic telescope category of Astronomy Photographer of the Year. The shortlisted image of the Horsehead nebula can be seen in the Nebula gallery of this site, and was featured in an exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich – a very proud moment!

It has been great fun sifting through my images to put this site together – I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them.