..for those who wants to know..
I was born in 1970 in Vicenza, a small city in the north east of Italy, and I have been fascinated by the night sky since I was a kid, when I used to spend many nights with my nose up looking at those fascinating sparkling dots of light..
At the age of 14 I took my first successful snapshot of a constellation using my father’s old reflex camera, a tripod and a wide angle lens... and my life changed forever. Astrophotography become my lifelong passion.
Many years have passed since the beginning of my passion and along the road due to my work I relocated in Asia, in Shanghai at first and then Singapore where I currently live with my family. The very bad light pollution of these metropolis, combined with the difficulty to access dark skies at a reasonable distance, eventually made me permanently set all my deep sky equipment under the dark skies of Australian outback, where I built a small observatory I control remotely through the Internet.
During the years I had my pictures published in many astronomical magazines and books around the globe, got several images selected as AstroPhoto Of the Day (APOD) by NASA as well used by other scientific institutions and websites. In 2011 a couple of my images made me win both the deep-sky and robotic sections of the “astronomy photographer of the year” competition by the Maritime Museum and Royal observatory of Greenwich.
When I look back to three decades ago, I am amazed by how the technological (re)evolution has helped amateurs to achieve results with small instruments that were not possible back then even with the most advanced professional telescopes. However one thing has remained unchanged in all these years: my love for the night sky and the desire to see through the immense distances that separate us from those glittering lights..