● About the ART

Mustafa AYDIN's photograph captures the NGC 1929, an open star cluster within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. NGC 1929 is accompanied by an emission nebula and is situated in the constellation of Dorado, approximately 160,000 light-years away. This specific star cluster and nebula associated with it, visible and photographable from the Southern Hemisphere only, was captured using a powerful 24-inch (61 cm) telescope.

● about the ARTIST

Born in 1974 in Zile, Tokat, as the fourth child of a photographer father, Mustafa AYDIN laid the foundations of his art at a young age thanks to his father, who owned the Yıldız (Star) Photo Studio. His curiosity for science, space, and aviation developed during childhood, leading him to participate in competitions and earn awards in these fields. Mustafa AYDIN studied Physics Engineering at Hacettepe University and Business Administration at Anadolu University. He has been actively involved in observational astronomy and astrophotography for over a decade.

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