I'm a retired IT Manager and was previously a qualified professional photographer (British Institute of Professional Photographers - BIPP)

I have a keen interest in astronomy and took up astrophotography some eight years ago. I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS) in 2017  


Photographs on this site have been taken from my garden near Mansfield in Nottinghamshire using the equipment shown or acquired remotely using facilities provided by Telescope Live - Images taken remotely are shown seperately under the Telescope Live Tab above.


by Peter Jenkins FRAS

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My images have been published in BBC Sky at Night and Astronomy Now in the UK as well as in Sky & Telescope and Astronomy Magazines in the U.S.. The Heart Nebula (below left) was NASA Astronomy picture of the day (APOD) in August 2017. The Heart Nebula was also published in Philip's 2019 Stargazing


I was shortlisted in Royal Observatory's Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 and again in 2018. I have written equipment reviews and processing articles as well as providing an Astrophotography Masterclass presentation for BBC Sky at Night Magazine. 


I was one of the Lecturers at IAS (International Astronomy Show) October 2018 providing two talks "Deep Sky Astrophotography" & "Processing of Deep Sky Images" I was again one of the Lecturers at IAS in November 2019. I will be one of the lecturers at the Advanced Imaging Conference in San Jose California in May 2022.


I provide Astrophotography talks for Photographic and Astronomical Societies in the UK - contact me by sending an email to peter@pjastro.co.uk or through http://astrospeakers.org/.

IC1805 Heart Nebula NASA APOD Aug 2017
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SH2-101 Tulip Nebula
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