Photographing The Night Sky

Nik Szymanek

A talk by reknowned astronomer Nik Szymanek

This event is suitable for anyone interested in astrophotography, of all ages and levels of experience. The talk, lasting approximately 75 minutes, will be followed by a question and answer session.

About Nik Szymanek

Nik is a British amateur astronomer and prolific astrophotographer, based in Essex.

Originally a train driver in the London Underground, he started to be interested in astronomical CCD imaging shortly before 1991. His interest in this kind of observational astronomy rose in 1991, after he met Ian King, another amateur astronomer and a fellow from the local Havering Astronomical Society.

Since that time he got most known for his deep sky CCD images and his contributions to education and public outreach. He collaborates with professional astronomers and works with big telescopes located at La Palma in the Canary Islands, and at Mauna Kea Observatories at the Hawaiian Islands. He publishes his pictures in astronomical magazines and has written a book on astrophotography called Infinity Rising.

His imaging and image-processing abilities brought him the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in 2004.

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