A paediatrician has described how his love of space observation has grown during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Syed Tahar, from Oadby in Leicestershire, has taken detailed pictures of phenomena like Comet Neowise and the pinwheel galaxy Messier 101 — located more than 20 million light years away — from his back garden.

He said astrophotography — the art of capturing the night sky on camera — was something he could use «to get away from life’s daily stresses».

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