Nik Szymanek, is a prolific Astrophotographer, sky photographer, musician (rock drummer) and astronomy writer, based in Essex, England. He is especially known for his stunning deep sky CCD images and his contributions to education and public outreach. He collaborates with professional astronomers and works with big telescopes located at La Palma in the Canary Islands, and at the Hawaii Islands.His imaging and image-processing abilities brought him the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in 2004. He publishes his pictures in astronomical magazines and has written a books on astrophotography called “Infinity Rising” and “Shooting Stars”. The ‘Astrophotography curious’ amongst you really shouldn’t miss this one!