From a young age, I have been fascinated by the night sky. I feel a special, almost tangible connection with God as I stand down here looking up at His creation. Using a telescope and camera, I'm able to appreciate the vastness of this creation even more. The deeper we look, the more we see.
One would think that only huge telescopes at mountaintop observatories would be able to capture stunning images, but this is not the case. My main telescope is a mere 80mm round -- not much bigger than a telephoto camera lens!
Most of the image descriptions come from Wikipedia.
© Barry Etter, Mocksville, NC