Rik McRae was a laboratory-product development scientist for over 20 years and fell into photography through needing to take pictures of new products and troubleshooting images at work. Combined with a passion for astronomy, this has lead to Rik seeking out opportunities to capture and share images that give a different perspective to the way we normally view things.

Photography equipment

Canon EOS 6D 

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM 

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 2x  Mark III Extender

Startrails, timelapse and widefield equipment

Canon EOS 1000D

Canon EOS 350D (Full spectrum modified)

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

SkyWatcher EQ3-2 driven equatorial mount

Deep sky astroimaging equipment

(at Copeland Park Observatory)

Starlight Xpress SXV-H9 monochrome cooled CCD camera

Baader Planetarium L R G B Ha Oiii & Sii filters

SkyWatcher Explorer 150P 150/750 f/5 parabolic Newtonian with a Baader Planetarium Mark II coma corrector

SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro Synscan equatorial mount controlled via EQMod and fitted with an autoguiding system


Please use the Contact page to ask about licensing any of the images on this site. A selection of work is also available through iStock by Getty Images

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