Local Perth astrophotographer Andrew Allan aka Scotland’s Night Sky gave us a guided tour of the galaxy – indoors in the warm, while outside the conditions necessary for his craft were far from ideal.
Having started young with an interest in Space before ever picking up a camera, Andrew has built a strong following for his Scottish landscapes photographed under a night sky – the sort of landscapes many would be happy to have taken in daylight.
More than just a slideshow of his work, Andrew shared his approach to understanding, planning and capturing his images of celestial phenomena – moons, eclipses, planetary conjunctions, constallations, milky way, and northern lights.
He’s right – in Perthshire we’re extraordinarily well placed to be appreciating the night sky. He’s a fine example of getting out there and doing what you love. And his new book could well be appearing under a few more Christmas trees before too long.