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Articles tagged "astrophotography"
May 12, 2022 at 19:46
Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, that lies at the heart of our galaxy.
May 3, 2022 at 12:33
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.
Apr 17, 2022 at 17:42
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).
Apr 4, 2022 at 15:23
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.
Mar 23, 2022 at 15:28
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
Mar 17, 2022 at 18:46
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.
Mar 7, 2022 at 18:17
Astronomers at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile have captured a fantastic image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1566.
Feb 15, 2022 at 17:15
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.
Feb 11, 2022 at 20:30
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.
Feb 8, 2022 at 16:50
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.
Jan 5, 2022 at 15:37
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.
Dec 28, 2021 at 18:59
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.
Dec 18, 2021 at 15:31
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.
Dec 13, 2021 at 14:56
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.
Nov 30, 2021 at 15:58
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.
Nov 19, 2021 at 17:28
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.
Nov 8, 2021 at 21:14
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.
Nov 4, 2021 at 19:07
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.
Nov 1, 2021 at 14:42
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.
Oct 11, 2021 at 20:15
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.
Oct 5, 2021 at 17:53
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.
Oct 1, 2021 at 15:36
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.
Sep 21, 2021 at 18:51
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.
Sep 17, 2021 at 14:53
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.
Sep 3, 2021 at 19:12
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
Aug 24, 2021 at 16:34
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.
Aug 5, 2021 at 16:46
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.
Jul 26, 2021 at 14:57
Hobbyist astronomer Kai Ly was recently scanning photos taken of Jupiter, in 2003, when he discovered a new moon in the planet's orbit.
Jul 22, 2021 at 20:22
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.
Jul 7, 2021 at 13:49
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.
Jun 15, 2021 at 15:13
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.
Jun 9, 2021 at 18:31
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.
May 5, 2021 at 15:17
Star Stacker, an astrophotography app available for iOS, allows users to create star trail images and timelapses.
lens newsApr 23, 2021 at 13:13
Samyang touts the new autofocus lens as a fast 'astrophotography-centric' prime.
lens newsApr 9, 2021 at 18:18
The AF 24mm F1.8 lens features a unique ‘Astrophotography Mode’ that helps to lock focus at infinity for night sky photographs
Apr 8, 2021 at 20:19
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.
Apr 5, 2021 at 20:13
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.
lens newsApr 4, 2021 at 16:26
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.
Mar 26, 2021 at 19:46
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.
Mar 17, 2021 at 21:26
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.
Feb 24, 2021 at 17:50
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.
Feb 19, 2021 at 15:37
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.
Feb 4, 2021 at 16:38
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.
Jan 9, 2021 at 21:09
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.
Dec 21, 2020 at 14:22
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.
Dec 4, 2020 at 14:35
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.
Nov 16, 2020 at 22:45
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.
videoOct 8, 2020 at 18:44
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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