Articles tagged "astrophotography"

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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.

Hubble captures supernova 70M light-years away as it briefly outshines its host galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope has been capturing images of supernova SN2018gv since February 2018. It recently exploded in a brilliant display and Hubble captured the event.

This iOS 14 widget adds NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day to your homescreen

Developer Mark Hambly took matters into his own hands after realizing none of the current NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day photo apps offered a widget for showing the images on your homescreen.

Vaonis teases upcoming feature for its Stellina smart telescope with 546MP panorama

Last year, Vaonis unveiled the Stellina smart telescope camera device. This smart device allows anyone to easily capture beautiful images of the night sky. Vaonis is developing a new feature, Automatic Mosaic-ing, that leverages the Stellina's ability to automatically stack and stitch images. Vaonis has demonstrated this new feature with a massive 546MP panorama image.

Astronomers warn SpaceX Starlink satellites may hinder scientific observation and discovery

Hundreds of astronomers gathered virtually for a workshop during which they shared findings on the long-term impact of Starlink and similar satellite operations and offered potential mitigation strategies.

Slideshow: Shortlisted photos from the 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest

The Royal Observatory (Greenwich) has released the shortlisted photos for its 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, showcasing incredible images from our Earth and beyond.

NASA and ESA Solar Orbiter spacecraft sends back closest ever images of the Sun

The joint mission packs multiple imagers and will spend the next two years moving increasingly closer to the star.

Video: Zooming to the heart of Messier 87's supermassive black hole

In April 2019, researchers in the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project unveiled the world's first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole. Now, over a year later, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has published a video that helps show off how incredible of a feat it was.

Review: Timelapse+ makes day-to-night time-lapse sequences easy

The Timelapse+ View is a sophisticated device that aims to solve a common challenge for time-lapse photographers: shooting through extreme changes in light levels, such as day-to-night transitions. As we discover in our review, it works really well.

Stellina: imaging the sky with a smart telescope

What if astrophotography was as simple as using an app? The Stellina smart telescope promises to make this a reality, allowing anyone to channel their own inner Galileo while capturing images of the night sky.

Laowa 15mm F2 Zero-D sample gallery: aurora borealis and architecture

The Laowa 15mm F2 Zero-D is a fast, wide prime lens for full frame mirrorless cameras. We used it for astrophotography and architectural photography – a couple common use cases for this type of lens.

Leaked promo video hints at Google Pixel 4 astrophotography mode

It looks like the Google Pixel 4 could feature a computational imaging feature targeted at astrophotographers.

Video: How scientists colorize pictures of space captured with the Hubble Telescope

Vox has shared a fascinating video explaining how those stunning colors appear in deep space pictures from the Hubble telescope—images actually shot in black and white.

Hubble ushers in 29th anniversary with colorful new Southern Crab Nebula image

To celebrate its 29th anniversary, the Hubble Space Telescope revisits an old friend, the Southern Crab Nebula.

Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side

China's Longjiang-2 satellite has captured an incredible image of the far side of the Moon with Earth making a cameo in the background.

TinyMOS unveils ultra-portable NANO1 astrophotography camera

TinyMOS is back with NANO1, an all-new astrophotography camera that's one-third the size of the TINY1 it announced three years ago.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 shortlist revealed

The annual contest is run by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich London, and is currently in its 10th year. Organizers say they received 4200 images from amateur, professional and young photographers in 91 countries.

ESA unveils most detailed 3D star map ever captured

The European Space Agency (ESA) has published the latest dataset from its Gaia mission. The new data and images were captured with the satellite's 1 gigapixel camera, and reveal the location and movement of more than 1.3 billion stars.

Idaho gets the first International Dark-Sky Reserve in the United States

It took 20 years of policy and hard work by Idaho residents, businesses, and officials, but the Central Idaho Dark-Sky Reserve is finally a reality. It is the first International Dark Sky Reserve in the US, joining 11 others around the globe.

How to photograph the northern lights

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are one of Earth's great natural wonders. As we head into the dark days of winter, it's a great time to think about photographing them. In this article, we walk you through what you need to know to get your own magical photos of these lights in the sky.

Video: Shooting the Milky Way hand-held with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art

Sigma's 14mm F1.8 Art lens has been called the astrophotographer's dream lens. Ultra-wide and ultra-fast, watch how this lens actually makes it possible to capture a hand-held shot of the Milky Way!

Photo story of the week: The Milky Way over the Dolomites

Michael Shainblum shares the story behind this stunning photograph of the Milky Way rising over Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites.

Astrophotography lens shootout: Samyang 14mm F2.4 vs Sigma 14mm F1.8

NatureTTL's Matthew Saville compares three of the most popular ultra-wide astrophotography prime lenses out there: The Samyang/Rokinon 14mm F2.8, the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm F2.4, and the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art.

Video: Watch the Milky Way 'appear' as you get farther and farther from LA light pollution

Landscape and astrophotographer Asif Islam shot a series of timelapses starting in Los Angeles and getting farther and farther away, showing how the Milky Way emerges as the light pollution fades.

Beautiful images from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 shortlist

The Royal Museums Greenwich has announced the shortlist for its ninth annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Click through to see the shortlisted images.

Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens

Could Sigma's new 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens become the new standard for shooting the night sky? Our resident astrophotographer, José Francisco Salgado, took it on assignment and tells us what he discovered.

2-bit astrophotography: Using a Game Boy Camera to shoot the moon and Jupiter

Astronomy and Instrumentation student Alexander Pietrow wanted to see if you could capture some astrophotography with his 2-bit Game Boy Camera. Turns out, you can!

Celebrate International Dark Sky Week with a night sky time-lapse

In honor of International Dark Sky Week, astrophotographer Matt Dieterich has released a time-lapse video called Pacific Northwest Nights, shot while working at Mt. Rainier National Park. Read more

Get your pictures in front of a NASA photo editor by entering Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 competition is set to open next week, offering space photographers the chance to have their work judged by a picture editor from NASA as well as to win the top prize of £10,000. Read more

The internet figured out a genius way to make sure you see the supermoon tonight

No view of the supermoon? No problem. The internet has come to your rescue with a solution. Read more

An array of Canon 400mm F2.8L II lenses is helping astronomers discover new galaxies

What do you get when you point two dozen telephoto lenses at the stars? A telescope that's perfect for discovering new galaxies, it turns out. Read more

Modified Nikon D5500 keeps things cool for astro-photographers

Astrophotography equipment brand PrimaLuceLab is selling a modified Nikon D5500 that uses a cooling system to manage the temperature of the camera’s sensor for long exposures. Read more

'Dark Magic': Recording video of the Perseid Meteor Shower with the Canon ME20F-SH

Oregon-based videographer Ben Canales has long been on a search for a camera that could record video of the night sky scenes astrophotographers typically capture using long shutter speeds. He thinks he's finally found it. Read more

Looking up: Sixteen-year-old John Kraus is a rocket launch photographer

Plenty of sixteen-year-olds have extracurricular interests, but we're willing to bet John Kraus is one of very few who are juggling school with duties as a rocket launch photojournalist. Read more

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