Portrait of Raurus

To Raurus,

Thank you for enriching our lives for so many years.

You will always be in our hearts, and I will never forget all the joy, unconditional love and companionship that I had the privilege to experience.

Even when I worked late, you waited up for me, and refused to go and sleep until I came to tuck you in.

On the day we met.
Amongst all the puppies, I immediate knew you were the one, and you immediately chose me as well. I actually woke up on that day, and knew that I could go and find you waiting for me and come home with my dog.

You were always by my side, and I miss you so much…

Your best friend, Martin.

Infinite Regress

My latest photography eBook – Infinite Regress – A study of Nature from close-up Macro Photography, to Landscapes, Wildlife and Astrophotography of the observable Universe.
Infinite Regress eBook

The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

A widefield mosaic of the large Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex. Rho Ophiuchi is a dark nebula of gas and dust that is located 1° south of the star ρ Ophiuchi of the constellation Ophiuchus (close to the red Supergiant star Antares).

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Astrophotography Showcase

A short compilation of my Astrophotography.

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The Andromeda Galaxy (M31)

M31 is a large Spiral Galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth. It is the nearest major Galaxy to the Milky Way, in the constellation of Andromeda. At approximately 220,000 light-years across, it is the largest Galaxy of the Local Group, which also contains the Milky Way Galaxy, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 44 other smaller Galaxies.

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Kalahari Desert Star Trails

Kalahari Desert Star TrailsKalahari Desert Circular Star Trails, due to Earth’s rotation around the Southern Celestial Pole (a stacked image sequence started just before daybreak, and ended at first light of day).

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The Great Nebula in Carina (NGC 3372)

The Carina Nebula is the closest giant star-forming region to our Solar System, in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy (7 500 light years from Earth). It is situated in the Southern Hemisphere Constellation Carina (The Keel). The Carina Nebula (also called The Grand Nebula or Eta Carinae Nebula) is one of the largest Diffuse Nebulae in our skies, and contains at least two stars with a combined luminosity over five million times that of the Sun. The star Eta Carinae is at least a hundred times more massive than our star (the Sun), and is a candidate for a Supernova.

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