Jimmy Walker’s Hobby Takes a Back Seat to His Health

Jimmy Walker’s Hobby Takes a Back Seat to His Health

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“I don’t do much sun or planet photography,” he said. “I’m not that savvy when it comes to stuff like this.”

His forte is the mesmerizing night sky, where the reach of his reflector telescope stretches to unfathomable distances. Recently, he photographed the long tails of the Antennae galaxies in the midst of a galactic collision about 45 million light-years away. An image of a spiral galaxy in the Virgo Cluster looks like a flattened pink tulip petal on a pond. A hazy shot of the Monkey Head Nebula is tinted with vibrant blues, reds and oranges.

“It’s the looking into the night sky for me,” Walker said. “It’s the art aspect of it for me. Taking the pictures…



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