UTKARSH MISHRA ASTRophotography
About Utkarsh Mishra
I am a 19-year-old Astrophotographer and an avid researcher. I started my journey at an early age, I used to read stuff related to the universe and cosmology at the age of 9 and soon developed an obsession with the cosmos. I used to question a lot about the cosmos, my goal was to become an astronomer but unfortunately I was no so skilled in mathematics and it shattered my dreams. Later I enrolled myself as a member of the UP Amateur Astronomy Club under the Guidance of Sumit Srivastava sir, he is an excellent mentor who has immense knowledge and is passionate about his work, I learned a lot from him. After doing a lot of Outreaches under sumit sir I realized that I needed to dive deep into this so I joined Insightobservatory as their image processor. I regularly use insight's remote imaging platform to photograph the night sky remotely at sitting in my home, in the day I am studying law at Amity University Lucknow India.
I do not have an Astronomy degree but I try to learn from online resources, my images have been put up in Exhibition, featured multiple times on NASA Astronomy Picture of Day, BBC SKY at night, Sky, and Telescope Magazine, along with Sankalp I have made several Discoveries in space.
I have also involved myself in scientific research "Discovering Planetary Nebulae" with a team of amateur astronomers like me, we explore the optical, narrowband, and IR survey to discover new objects in space eg: IPHAS plates, DSS survey, SHS, and many more.
I also want to thanks my dear friend Michael Petrasko and Muir Evenden their contribution to my well-being is enormous I cannot payback for the kindness they have offered to me by letting me join the imaging team!
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