Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne creates stunning landscape and nightscape photography. Payne uses long exposures and composites to illuminate the dark night skies and to capture the motion of the stars in visually stunning compositions.
NGC 1097 is a barred spiral galaxy about 45 million light years away in the constellation Fornax (The Furnace). It was discovered in NGC 1097 is a type Seyfert galaxy. The smaller galaxy, NGC is about light years away from NGC
NGC 7714 ~ This unusual structure is a river of Sun-like stars that has been pulled deep into space by the gravitational tug of a by a passing galaxy, not seen in this Hubble Space Telescope photo. That's because the near-collision between the galaxies ha