The Back Garden Astronomer By Russell Discombe
About The Back Garden Astronomer
Lockdown gave astronomy enthusiast Russell Discombe the time and opportunity to develop an absorbing new interest – photographing the stars and galaxies. Working from his Gloucestershire home, after studying the subject and investing in specialist equipment, he was able to create stunning colour images of nebulae within our own galaxy and of other galaxies tens of millions of light years away, along with starscapes and wide-angle images of the Milky Way and the constellations.
About Russell Discombe
Author and Astronomer Russell Discombe was born in Devon but moved to Gloucestershire to study where he has lived ever since. He is a university lecturer in sport psychology, however, in his spare time he is a passionate amateur photographer who specialises in wildlife, and astro photography. Russell also has a YouTube channel called Russell’s astrophotography, where he shares videos and tutorials about how to capture deep sky images. Russell has won numerous photography competitions including recent category wins in the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and Cotswold Water Park photography competitions. He was also shortlisted for the British Photography Awards in 2019. On 17th June 2021, Russell’s image of the Crescent Nebula, was selected for a NASA APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) and published in the official NASA archives.