Phil Hart started taking photos of the night sky while building his first telescope in 1993.

He enjoys crafting wide field views of the night sky as well as the painstaking work required to produce telescopic images of ‘deep sky’ galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. His technical excellence and skill in composing astronomical scenes combine to produce stunning and beautiful images.

After five years in Scotland photographing the Aurora Borealis and the delights of the northern sky, Phil returned to Melbourne in 2006 and is a regular visitor to the Astronomical Society of Victoria’s dark sky site near Heathcote in central Victoria.

He particularly enjoys long, cold and dark winter nights.

  • Joined: May 2008