Rick Piper, president of the Everglades Astronomical Society, searches the night sky for far off galaxies during the club's monthly gathering in the Fakahatchee Strand, a state preserve in Southwest Florida. Piper, 56, who built his own telescope, decided not to aid his viewing with computer technology, but instead finding galaxies on his own. 'I enjoy the chase as much as I do finding the objects. I'm kind of a diehard,' Piper said.

Photo by GREG KAHN, Daily News

Rick Piper, president of the Everglades Astronomical Society, searches the night sky for far off galaxies during the club's monthly gathering in the Fakahatchee Strand, a state preserve in Southwest Florida. Piper, 56, who built his own telescope, decided not to aid his viewing with computer technology, but instead finding galaxies on his own. "I enjoy the chase as much as I do finding the objects. I'm kind of a diehard," Piper said.

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