I’ve been stargazing since I was 6! I was looking for Santa on Christmas Eve 1976 on a clear, crisp ‘moonless’ night and noticed the bright stars in the black sky for the very first time. In March 2018 I got my first telescope (6” SCT) and started to photograph the sky with an iPhone 8 attached. I began recording my (slow!) progress informally on Instagram @nicspenceryork. After seeing amazing images of the sun in h alpha, I bought a Coronado PST. I‘ve now become completely addicted to watching the sun. I’ve just invested in a Quark (Prom) and am really excited to see the sun waking up so I can watch its changing features as we approach solar maximum.
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