Reader’s pictures are astronomically good!

Running Man Nebula
Running Man Nebula

A Grantham businessman who was “bitten by the astro bug” has shared these incredible photographs.

Steve Parker, 53, of Sandon Road, used a powerful telescope to take these pictures of various nebulas and galaxies in the universe.

Swan Nebula

Swan Nebula

He regularly uploads his images to Instagram as
‘steveparker63’.

Self-employed Steve, who owns ETC Removals and Storage, began taking astro pictures in 2013 after striking up a friendship with like-minded people in The White Swan pub in Barrowby.

He added: “I started taking astro pics with the help of the two Daves, etc who meet up informally on a Friday night in the Swan pub.

“I started with just a telescope and then was bitten by the astro bug from there.”

Eagle Nebula

Eagle Nebula

Veil Nebula

Veil Nebula

Elephants Trunk Nebula

Elephants Trunk Nebula

Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy

Crab Nebula

Crab Nebula

Astro pics taken by Steve Parker, of Grantham.

Astro pics taken by Steve Parker, of Grantham.