"Joseph came to our villas for a fabulous night of stargazing" 

He had his telescope and so much knowledge about the stars. His talk was structured really well - there are some mind-blowing numbers involved and he delivered them in a way we could understand. Definitely great value for money and the fact I didn't have to leave home was a massive bonus! Thanks Joseph!

Natasha B


"I had an excellent evening with Joseph a few nights ago" 

He helped me improve my Astrophotography skills and he was very knowledgeable. Very relaxed and easy teaching style. Highly recommend a night under the stars with Joseph no matter what level you are at.

Stephen M


"I accompanied my son who is doing NCEA photography and wanted to learn more about how to get better astro-photos" 

Joseph was brilliant. He spent time explaining and showing my son how to set up his camera to optimize the photos. He shared his extensive knowledge freely. He has an excellent teaching style that fully engaged a young adult student for 3 full hours. It is a really good practical session that allows you to come away inspired and with greater understanding of how to get better at what is is a really interesting photography niche. As a parent I was really impressed by the educational package Joseph offers.

Saxon C 


"We use Alpha CruX (Joseph) as a guide at our accommodation business"

The great thing about Alpha CruX guides - they can come to your place, so no need to leave and wait in lines or travel anywhere. With their high powered laser pointer, extensive knowledge of the stars and great Astrophotography skills, they never cease to amaze the guests with an incredible experience. Highly recommended.

Mike B


"Joseph at Alpha Crux stargazing is truly passionate about the heavens of the southern hemisphere"

I had the pleasure of a one on one Astrophotography session on a perfect clear evening.
Joseph was knowledgeable about the stars and their locations among the galactic disc. He had great in depth knowledge, showed me how to get the best shots out of my gear on hand and also sent information before hand so I could get a better grasp of deep space photography. I will gladly use his service again. Worth every penny!

James K


"Joseph was a very knowledgeable guide and provided an exceptional service!"

He organized a private tour for my partner and I with little notice and made it so we didn't have to do anything, and he even came to us. If you're looking for an experience in the Mackenzie Country, we highly recommend a tour by Alpha CruX!

Caleb H


"Joseph came to our accommodation and gave an excellent presentation to a group of five of us from our outdoor table in the back yard"

Joseph knew his stuff and had a tracking device with his telescope and could just dial up objects in the sky to speak about and explain. It was a beautiful clear night and we were wowed by the universe. Joseph's knowledge and the way he presented to us with not very much knowledge, was excellent. We highly recommend this personal service.

Teresa M


"I had a fantastic session with Joseph learning about Astrophotography and managed to get some shots from my camera that I'd been struggling to do on my own"

I highly recommend the tour, it's great value and Joseph has a wide knowledge of not just the Astrophotography but also Astronomy. I've still got more to learn but very happy with the results so far.

Cheryl T


"A fantastic experience for the whole family and one of the best star-gazing experiences we've had"

We had some spectacular views of planets, stars and clusters with information the whole family could easily understand. A super convenient, reliable, professional and friendly service.

Angela C


"Joseph did a three hour one on one Astrophotography Session with me in July 2021"

Booking the session was easy and Joseph was easy to communicate with. We spent the majority of the time on deep sky photography using my camera (Sony A77) and lens (Sony AF 75-300mm Zoom) attached to his equatorial mount.
The session was insightful and I certainly learnt a lot. Joseph's in depth knowledge of the stars and how to get the best the equipment. We ended up with great photos of Antares, the Triffid and Laguna Nebulae, The Galactic Kiwi, Tarantula and Carina.
I would recommend Joseph to anyone who has an interest in Astrophotography and wants to expand their skills and knowledge.

Bryce J