Astrophotography – Jacinto

“A Voyage Through the Cosmos”

Photography by astrophotographer Helder F. Jacinto of Union.

Sept 7 – Oct 31, 2017

Helder Jacinto was born in Portugal where the night sky was much darker than in NJ making the stars more visible. He has always been interested in astronomy and read many books on the planets and the cosmos. Although he owned telescopes, he never considered astronomy as a hobby until he visited the Sperry Observatory at Union County College. He joined an on campus astronomy club, Amateur Astronomers Inc., and learned to take images of the night sky.  On clear nights, the sky calls and he sets up his telescopes and cameras to capture the breathtaking images that you see in this exhibit.

This is his first gallery exhibit.

He has had his work published at:
NJ.COM – Various
Sky and Telescope (1/2015 issue)
Amazing Sights in the Night Sky ( Amazing-Sights-Night-Sky/dp/ 1591935571)

Affiliations:  Member of Amateur Astronomers Inc, (Sperry Observatory, Union County College, Cranford, NJ) and UACNJ (Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope, NJ)