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