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Stuart prides himself in taking unique images of Scotland at night.

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The Watch Tower

I’ve always had a love for the watchtower at Dun na Cuaiche, in the grounds of Inveraray Castle, so it had to be one of my first subjects when I started trying to capture deep space objects.

I needed to calculate the precise time that the North American Nebula would rise behind the tower – that turned out to be 12.36am. Now that I had the time, I could calculate the precise coordinates of the location where I needed to stand. Drawing a line on the map led to the bathroom window of Inveraray Castle!

Tthey very kindly gave me permission to set up just and they even went to great lengths to make the Castle as dark as possible for the photo.