Articles tagged "astrophotography"

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Tips for taking epic shots of tonight’s ‘blood moon’ total lunar eclipse

The total lunar eclipse will start tonight in most hemispheres and extend through midnight into early Monday morning. Here are some tips on where to view it and capture this rare event.

Astronomers reveal first photo of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way

Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, that lies at the heart of our galaxy.

Incredible composite image shows nearly a million of Hubble's observations in a single photo

Physicist Dr. Casey Handmer has written code to composite an image showing nearly a million of Hubble's observations to see just how much of the universe the telescope has captured.

Hubble confirms a comet the size of Rhode Island, the largest comet nucleus ever seen

Hubble has confirmed the size of comet C/2014 UN271, first observed in 2010 by astronomers Pedro Bernardinelli and Gary Bernstein. Researchers Man-To Hui and David Jewitt developed a computer model to use Hubble imaging to confirm the size of the comet's nucleus as nearly 130 km (over 80 mi).

Hubble captures a galaxy with an active black hole

What at first looks like a typical spiral galaxy as viewed from the side turned out to be a Seyfert galaxy when astronomers took a closer look. According to NASA, the galaxy has an active galactic nucleus powered by matter accreting onto a supermassive black hole.

Juno spacecraft photographs Jupiter and two of its moons in a single stunning image

The Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016. In that time, the spacecraft has performed many close fly-bys of the planet and captured many amazing photos. A recent image shows Jupiter's southern hemisphere and two of its moons, Io and Europa.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope reaches another alignment milestone, and its optics are working correctly

After completing another critical stage of mirror alignment, NASA can confidently say that its $10B James Webb Space Telescope will be able to meet, or even exceed, its expectations and perform the planned scientific operations.

Astronomers from NOIRLab capture incredible photo of 'Spanish Dancer' spiral galaxy

Astronomers at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile have captured a fantastic image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1566.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe captures the first visible light images of Venus' surface

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has captured its first images of Venus' surface in visible light. The images show distinctive areas on the planetary surface, including continental regions, plains and plateaus.

James Webb Space Telescope sees its first star using all 18 of its primary mirror segments

NASA has published an initial alignment mosaic from the James Webb Space Telescope. The image will serve as the foundation for the team to adjust each primary mirror segment.

The James Webb Space Telescope has detected its first photons

On February 3, the first particles of light made it through the entire James Webb Space Telescope, beginning the roughly three-month-long process of aligning the telescope's 18 mirror segments that must take place before full scientific operations can commence.

China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft sends back stunning photos of the probe above Mars

China launched its Tianwen-1 mission to Mars last year. Since then, the spacecraft has successfully deployed a rover on the Martian surface. Now, China has shared the first full images of its spacecraft in orbit above Mars.

Lost in space: Astronomers discover up to 170 rogue planets

Rogue planets are difficult to find. Astronomers must use the most sensitive imaging devices to find them. A group of astronomers, led by an astronomer in France, have uncovered up to 170 new rogue planets, the largest discovery of its kind.

Video: Everything you need to know about the James Webb Space Telescope ahead of its launch

Dr. James Hainline is one of the scientists working on the James Webb Space Telescope. He has made a new video that is as entertaining as it is informative and teaches us all we need to know before the telescope launches into space next week.

Astronomers use ESO's 'Very Large Telescope' to identify a new exoplanet that defies expectations

Astronomers have used the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope to capture an image of a planet around a scorching, massive two-star system. The planet formed in a harsh environment that has previously proven too inhospitable.

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured nearly 250,000 photos during his second mission aboard the ISS

This year, we've shared a lot of photos and videos from French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. He was very busy during nearly 200 days aboard the International Space Station. He's since returned to Earth and Pesquet has a lot of awesome visual content to share.

Canon USA is providing 120 EF 400mm F2.8 lenses to expand Dragonfly Telephoto Array

The Dragonfly Telephoto Array Project started in 2013 and searches for faint structures, like galaxies, in the night sky. Canon has supplied the project with a total of 48 lenses and today has announced that it will provide an additional 120 EF 400mm F2.8L IS II USM lenses to expand the telephoto array.

The Hubble Space Telescope is in 'safe mode' after its second shutdown of 2021

The Hubble Space Telescope is in safe mode as engineers work to investigate what's wrong with the telescope's onboard instruments. This is the second time the venerable telescope has faced extended downtime after being offline for a month earlier this year.

US astronomers want a giant space-based telescope to search for exoplanets

The search for understanding in the far reaches of the known universe is an expensive endeavor. Every 10 years, US astronomers and astrophysicists release a report outlining their goals and hopes for the next decade of space exploration. The latest report has been released.

NASA's Juno offers the first 3D view of Jupiter's complicated atmosphere

Juno has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016. In the last five years, we have learned a lot about the gas giant. Recent observations offer the first three-dimensional look at Jupiter's atmosphere and shed light on the depth of the planet's iconic cycles and bands.

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet photographed rare blue 'transient luminous event' from the ISS

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet observed a rare blue 'transient luminous event' while photographing images for a timelapse. He is currently aboard the ISS and is no stranger to observing fascinating phenomena from space.

These incredible images of Earth were captured with an iPhone 12 by an Inspiration4 commander

Last week, we saw photos from the SpaceX Inspiration 4 mission captured by a Nikon DSLR. Now we have a photo and video as shot by an iPhone 12. While not as capable as a high-end interchangeable lens camera, the photo and video quality are impressive.

Inspiration4 crew photographed Earth from 575km, more than 150km higher up than the ISS

Last month, the Inspiration4 mission, the first all-civilian space mission, launched. The four-person crew orbited Earth for three days from 575km above Earth's surface and came back with stunning photos.

Vaonis announces $45,000 telescope camera with 61MP full-frame sensor, 1050mm optic

Vaonis has announced another smart telescope, the Hyperia. Vaonis's latest telescope camera has a 61MP full-frame image sensor and a large 1050mm optic.

A dedicated amateur astronomer in Brazil caught an object hitting Jupiter's surface

Jupiter is hit with objects throughout the year, but it's an infrequent event that's often observable for only a second or two. Amateur astronomer José Luis Pereira observed Jupiter on a clear night earlier this week and caught such an impact with his camera and telescope.

Astronaut captures images of stunning blue auroral display from space

Astronaut and photographer Thomas Pesquet was treated recently to brilliant blue auroral displays while stationed aboard the ISS.

Video: Curiosity rover captures 360-degree panorama of Mount Sharp on Mars, showing changing landscape

NASA's Curiosity rover is in its ninth year on Mars, and the rover continues to do important scientific work. The rover recently captured a 360-degree panorama of the Mount Sharp area, showing a fascinating landscape and discovering more about the red planet's history.

Hubble captures stunning gravitational interaction among a trio of galaxies

Following an extended offline period, Hubble is back with a fantastic new shot of a 'peculiar' galaxy system, Arp 195. Hubble's new image shows a 'gravitational tug-of-war' among three galaxies nearly 750 million light-years from Earth.

Hobbyist astronomer discovers new Jupiter moon 18 years after the photos were taken

Hobbyist astronomer Kai Ly was recently scanning photos taken of Jupiter, in 2003, when he discovered a new moon in the planet's orbit.

After a month of being offline, Hubble captures images showing off two ‘oddball’ galaxies

A glitch in Hubble's payload computer took the venerable observatory offline for over a month. Fortunately, a dedicated team of current Hubble engineers and alumni could ascertain the issue and switch a power control unit over to a backup unit.

Video: Photographer captures a spacewalk as the ISS transits the Sun

Photographer Joel Kowsky photographed the International Space Station transiting the Sun as two astronauts performed a spacewalk. It was a combination of excellent planning and some good fortune to create an awesome and unusual image.

This photograph illustrates how quickly the International Space Station orbits Earth

The International Space Station (ISS) travels nearly 8 kilometers every second. Put another way, the ISS travels at more than 17,000 miles per hour. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is currently aboard the ISS and has recently captured an image that shows just how fast that is.

See the first images NASA's Juno captured as it sailed by Jupiter's giant moon, Ganymede

NASA's Juno spacecraft is hard at work analyzing Jupiter and its moons. Using two of its onboard imagers, Ganymede captured a couple of images during its flyby, revealing spectacular detail of the lunar surface.

Star Stacker lets you create star trail images and timelapses on iPhones, iPads

Star Stacker, an astrophotography app available for iOS, allows users to create star trail images and timelapses.

Hubble captures star ‘on the edge of destruction’

As Hubble hits 31 years old, NASA releases a truly astonishing picture of the giant star AG Carinae blowing itself apart.

Samyang announces new 12mm F2 autofocus lens for Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras

Samyang touts the new autofocus lens as a fast 'astrophotography-centric' prime.

Samyang’s new AF 24mm F1.8 lens features a dedicated ‘Astrophotography Mode’

The AF 24mm F1.8 lens features a unique ‘Astrophotography Mode’ that helps to lock focus at infinity for night sky photographs

Player One Astronomy releases five specialized astrophotography planetary cameras

Chinese company Player One Astronomy makes sophisticated astronomical observation equipment, including planetary cameras. The cameras include different image sensors well-suited to photographing different planets, including Neptune and Mars.

Hubble scientists revisit an incredible image of Veil Nebula, showing off new details

Scientists occasionally reprocess existing images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. In a new instance, Hubble scientists reprocessed a stunning image of the Veil Nebula. With new filters and post-processing methods, additional fine details of the nebula are visible.

Samyang teaser suggests two new astrophotography prime lenses will be released later this month

The two lenses will be released by the end of the month, according to the teaser, which shows the silhouette of a full-frame and a APS-C lens.

Incredible new image shows the magnetic fields at the edge of the M87 black hole

Two years after showing the first image of a black hole, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration has shown a new view of the black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy.

China's Tianwen-1 probe captures incredible HD images of Mars

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) launched its first independent Mars mission last July with the Tianwen-1 probe. After entering Mars' orbit in February, Tianwen-1 has captured highly detailed images of Mars, which have been shared this month by CNSA.

NASA's Juno spacecraft recently captured a stunning image of Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016. A recent image captured by the spacecraft and processed by a citizen scientist gives us a beautiful look at the gas giant.

Update: NASA's ambitious Perseverance rover lands on Mars and sends back its first images

The Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars. The rover is in Jezero Crater, where it will spend its life exploring and analyzing the surface of Mars. The rover quickly sent back its first images.

Video: Orbit around the moon for 4 hours in this real-time video

Seán Doran has been prolific with his incredible videos of space and astronomical objects. He has denoised, graded, repaired, and retimed archival footage from JAXA's Kaguya orbiter for his latest work.

NASA's HiRISE orbital camera captures enlightening close-up shots of Martian surface

Researchers at the University of Arizona have used NASA's HiRISE camera, which is onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, to capture high-resolution images of the Valles Marineris canyon on Mars. The new images shed light on how the canyon formed and help better our understanding of Mars.

NASA celebrates Hubble's 30th birthday with 30 new stunning images of space

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured many beautiful, important images over its first 30 years in orbit. To celebrate the milestone, NASA published 30 new images, all highlighting Caldwell objects, celestial objects amateur astronomers around the world can view for themselves.

China’s Chang’e-5 probe beams high-res color panoramic of the Moon's surface

The sample-collecting probe filmed the Moon from close up and then captured its own landing, but the best bit is the color stitched panorama that's 15,000 pixels wide.

Video: Astrophotographer  creates stunning global map of Mars

This autumn, Jean-Luc Dauvergne spent six nights at the Pic du Midi Observatory in the French Pyrenees photographing Mars during the recent Mars opposition. He used his images to create a global map of Mars, which he states is the best global map of Mars shot from Earth's surface.

NASA translates Milky Way images into sound using sonification

This is the first time the public can experience parts of the Milky Way as sound, a project made possible using the space observations from multiple telescopes.

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