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Dr Ollie Garrett

I've been captivated by astronomy, cosmology and space exploration since childhood. For years, I've read extensively about these subjects and followed 'The Sky at Night' devotedly - I think I've seen almost every episode since the late 1970s! Eventually settling down on the edge of Dartmoor, with its excellent dark skies, I decided to buy my first telescope and try my hand at astrophotography with a DSLR. With experience, I became especially interested in observing and imaging particular kinds of deep sky objects: emission nebulae, planetary nebulae, supernova remnants, globular clusters and galaxies. Due to exciting initial results, I was soon absorbed by the rewarding challenges of deep sky imaging and I now use a dedicated CCD imaging system for deep sky study in my home observatory.

In addition to working on improving my skills in deep sky data acquisition and processing, I also have a particular interest in the technical aspects of instruments and imaging. This encompasses practical techniques and theory to the hardware and software used in both amateur and professional settings. As a result of my ongoing visits to professional observatories, I am now embarking on some research into the detailed features and functions of various astronomical instruments and their related equipment.

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