Orion SpaceScape

A massive spacescape of the nightsky, which includes the Orion, Running Man, and Horsehead Nebulae. The three “stars” of Orion’s belt are also visable as well as the star Ainitak, which energizes the Horsehead. Captured using a scientific palette, this powerful, turbulent images evokes a sense of mystery and wonder.

Published by

Ken Naiff

I grew up in Sussex, England, in a countryside peppered with primroses and bluebells, and watched orbiting Sputnik through a small telescope in 1957. This was the beginning of my life-long interest in astronomy. After a highly successful 26 year technical career in electronic engineering and digital systems, being awarded 7 U.S. patents, and leading the U.S. effort to convert analog television systems to digital, I moved to Arizona in 2004 to pursue my passions for astronomy. Astrophotography began in earnest for me in 2006 and after a steep and comprehensive learning curve, in 2014 my first images were ready for public display. My work has been well received and I have been privileged to be a guest speaker at several universities including the New Mexico State University at Las Cruses and Wichita State University. I also give presentations to local grade schools, community colleges, civic groups, and digital camera clubs. Currently, my work can be viewed at On the Edge Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona. I have also been designated as the “Artist in Residence” at Soho, a work-live community, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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