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A SHEFFIELD University astronomer has been awarded a prestigious honour.

Professor Vikram Dhillon has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society Jackson-Gwilt Medal for his contributions to the development of astronomical instruments, including the development of a specialist camera.

Prof Dhillon helped design the Ultracam, which allows academics to study astrophysics on fast time.

The astronomer said: “It’s a great honour our work has been recognised by our peers.”