Media Loves Pakistani Amateur's Sirius Astrophotography Skills

Earlier this month Pakistani amateur astronomer Roshaan Bukhari took a picture of Sirius that caught the press’ attention. Turbulence in the upper atmosphere caused the star to twinkle as Bukhari held the camera to the eyepiece of his telescope. The resulting image is a looping rainbow of color. New Scientist featured Bukhari’s image. The medical school student told Universe Today that amateur astronomy in Pakistan “is booming.” He compared the image itself to an abstract painting in an interview with the Daily Mail.