A high school student from Providence has created a stunning collection of photos from the city, showcasing his astrophotography skills that he honed during the pandemic. April is International Astronomy Month, promoting stargazing. The sophomore at the Wheeler School, Griffin Haisman, has been taking pictures of distant places for several years now. He borrowed his mother’s camera to capture the Supermoon in May 2020, but since then, has upgraded his equipment and improved his skills by learning from astrophotographers worldwide. Through his telescope and special filters that cut through the city’s light pollution, he captures galaxies, comets, and nebulae from his home. To get a good capture, Haisman takes many pictures, often up to 100,000, that are digitally stacked for better details. Haisman thinks he will pursue a career in astronomy, but not necessarily astrophotography.

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