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Photos of Stars So Remarkable You Won’t Believe They Were Taken Here On Earth by an Astrophotographer

“There’s something pretty amazing about light that’s left another galaxy, travelled through space for 15 million years and then hits the back of your eye or camera sensor,” says astrophotographer Hugh Carrick-Allan.

Carrick-Allan has been fascinated by space and by the stars since his youth, but only began photographing the night sky eight years ago. He uses professional astrophotography gear, including telescopes and high-sensitivity digital cameras. These tools enable Carrick-Allan to capture his remarkable photos of the stars, comets, planets, galaxies, nebulas and more.

Carrick-Allan, who is also a visual effects artist in Sydney, Australia, finds astrophotography relaxing and humbling because there is no rush to see and capture photos of space. He tells Instagram:

There is such an amazing diversity of things to see, from the moon and planets of our solar system to incredible nebulae — some where stars are being born and some where they have died — all the way out to other galaxies, themselves full of billions of stars. I feel humbled by the scale of it all.

 

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