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About Me

I have been fascinated with astronomy and looking up at the night sky for as long as I can remember.  As a child, I remember my siblings and I always tried to watch meteor showers from the picnic table in the backyard and stargazing with binoculars.  Later on, while I didn't major in astronomy in college, I received multiple waivers to take additional astronomy classes just to keep up with my curiosity.  Finally, for my 35th birthday my wife Ashley gave me a star tracker to mount my camera and I've taken the plunge into astrophotography.  

I'm a father of two beautiful children, husband, full-time state employee, and astrophotography has become my newest hobby / passion.  I am very much an amateur, and this website is to share my work and document my journey into photographing the night sky.  I hope to explain my methodologies, demonstrate my equipment, and share the lessons learned from other astrophotographers and members of the astro community.

I'd love to hear from anyone with questions, comments, or suggestions on my photos or how I can improve the quality of my work.  I'd also like to chat about astronomy and astrophotography in general, so feel free drop me a message.  

Of course, clear skies!

Justin Pickens

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