A 15-Year-Old Boy Captures Incredible Picture Of Saturn And Its Iconic Rings Using His Back Garden Telescope

A 15-year-old boy, from Seaford, East Sussex, captured an impressive image of Saturn using a personal telescope in his back garden that many senior astrophysicists would be proud of. Marcus Reed was able to take that perfect photo of Saturn, along with its entire rings, using a 102mm diameter reflector telescope. According to Marcus Reed, he stayed up until 4 a.m., using an iPhone app called Sky Guide to locate Saturn in the sky.

‘I have been interested in astronomy and photography for a long time, and I really enjoy it – I use my telescope every night when it’s clear.’ 

He added that he hoped to one day follow in the footsteps of British astronaut Tim Peake.

‘I’m in the air cadets – when I’m older I’d like to join the RAF then become a commercial pilot, but after that I aspire to join the European Space Agency as an astronaut,’ he explained.