There's something magical when looking at the night sky. Maybe because you're looking at almost the same thing as generations and generations of humans did or perhaps because you start wondering whether someone's out there; in my case, there's the fascination of realizing how much more there is beyond my reach and control.
Since tender age I felt fascinated by the cosmos and soon after learning to read, I started collecting books of astronomy. At about 12 or 13 years old, on early 90's, I got my first telescope, a 50/900 mm refractor, but it was a total disappointment - besides the planets, little could be seen (or at least to my expectactions) and a couple of years after, I stored it and forgot astronomy.
Fast forward to 2020 and some news about a comet called Neowise began to appear on the media, along with some really nice photos, which I realized were taken by amateurs. "No way", I thought. Digging a bit deeper, I found photos of galaxies, nebulae and planets which for me, Hubble telescope took it. But no; amateurs did it! And so, in an unusual (for me) impulse buy, I acquired my first setup in August 2020. And there it was - I went down the rabbit hole!
Taking photos of the night sky is not an easy task... Many hours spent learning, trying and failing. Many nights under sleeping... But steadily photo quality was increasing and some of then started to have awards. Then some invitations to give workshops and presentations, as well as some private lessons.
Astrophotography has become a passion for me but good things are to be shared. And when people of my area, an urban one, started giving positive feedback to the photos I posted, most notably showing unawareness of the multitude of objects right above our heads, I felt compelled to better showcase these photos and also provide some deeper understanding of what was being shown - and here we are!