Amateur star-gazer captures astonishing images of Milky Way through hole in roof of his garden shed

By | January 25, 2010

An amateur star-gazer has stunned astronomers around the world with these amazing photographs of the universe – taken from his garden shed.

Peter Shah, 38, cut a hole in the roof of his wooden shed and set up his modest eight-inch telescope inside.

After months of patiently waiting for the right moment, he captured a series of striking images of the Milky Way from the comfort of his own back garden.

telescope pictures taken by Peter Shah

His photographs show a vivid variety of star clusters light years from Earth and have been compared favourably with the images taken from the £2.5billion Hubble telescope.

Peter Shah telescope pictures

But Mr Shah spent only £20,000 to equip his garden shed with a telescope linked to his home computer.

He said: ‘Most men like to potter about in their garden shed – but mine is a bit more high tech than most.

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