About Cosmic Kiwi

I am an amateur astronomer based in Dunedin, New Zealand. I have had a long interest in space and astronomy, including assisting with an aerospace medical research project with NASA in the USA when I was finishing medical school.

I have now embarked on capturing the southern sky with my own equipment. My main interest is imaging low surface brightness objects that are rarely imaged, and also performing spectroscopy.  I try to find some scientific value in the projects I work on, and have been involved in a number of collaborations with both professional and other amateur astronomers.



Highly commended deep sky section 2021 NZ astrophotography competition. Shortlisted 2021 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition in Galaxy section.

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The Astrophysical Journal

Far UV and Optical Emissions from Three Very Large Supernova Remnants Located at Unusually High Galactic Latitudes
Authors:  Robert A. Fesen, Marcel Drechsler,  Kathryn E. Weil,  Xavier Strottner,  John C. Raymond,  Justin Rupert,  Dan Milisavljevic,  Bhagya M. Subrayan,  Dennis di Cicco,  Sean Walker,  David Mittelman,  Mathew Ludgate. The Astrophysical Journal 2021 920 90

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 10, by Royal Observatory Greenwich. Published by HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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