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.
Articles tagged "astrophotography"
Dec 20, 2017 at 18:38
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.
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.
Dec 4, 2017 at 20:08
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!
Dec 2, 2017 at 15:00
Michael Shainblum shares the story behind this stunning photograph of the Milky Way rising over Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites.
Dec 1, 2017 at 19:16
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.
Oct 12, 2017 at 16:42
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.
Jul 30, 2017 at 10:00
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.
Jul 18, 2017 at 13:15
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.
Jul 5, 2017 at 17:41
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!
videoApr 29, 2017 at 10:00
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
Feb 24, 2017 at 08:01
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
Nov 14, 2016 at 20:43
No view of the supermoon? No problem. The internet has come to your rescue with a solution. Read more
Oct 26, 2016 at 10:00
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
Oct 14, 2016 at 10:00
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
videoSep 12, 2016 at 23:05
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
Sep 3, 2016 at 12:00
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
Jul 29, 2016 at 12:00
Meteor showers and aurora over Antarctica light up the 2016 shortlist for the Royal Museums Greenwich's Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. See more
Jul 12, 2016 at 14:53
New infrared imagery of the Orion Nebula shows more planetary mass than researchers previously believed to exist within the Orion Nebula. Read more
Jul 10, 2016 at 12:00
What's the best way to get lots of people to see your photo? Get it on a postage stamp. Astrophotographer Matt Dieterich recently had this honor when one of his photos was selected for a stamp honoring the U.S. National Park Service. Read more
videoJun 23, 2016 at 15:17
How do you photograph the Milky Way from an airplane? You'll need a black jacket and a lot of patience for trial and error, apparently. Read more
José Francisco Salgado is an Emmy-nominated astronomer, photographer and educator. He joined us when took Nikon’s D810 and D810A down to southern California recently to capture the stunning desert vistas and night skies near Death Valley. See video
camera newsOct 1, 2015 at 18:32
TinyMOS, a startup formed by National University of Singapore students, has introduced its Tiny1, a camera designed for astrophotography. The camera was introduced earlier this month at TechCrunch Disrupt 2015, and claims to be the first-ever portable consumer-level astronomy camera. Read more
We first became acquainted with Adam Woodworth when we featured his portfolio earlier this year. His photos capture the interplay between the earthly and the celestial, often framing the center of the Milky Way Galaxy in alignment with landscape formations. Recently, he's been trying out Nikon's D810A, the world's first full frame camera dedicated to astrophotography. See some of his photos and find out his impressions on using it. Read more
camera newsFeb 10, 2015 at 04:00
Nikon has announced the D810A: the first full-frame astrophotography-specific camera. This is the largest sensor to appear in a consumer astrophotography camera, bringing improved light capture capabilities to the discipline. It's essentially a Nikon D810 with a modified IR-cut filter to ensure the camera can capture light emitted by nebulae and additional features to support long exposure photography. Read more
Dec 23, 2014 at 14:00
Many of us have dabbled in astrophotography, but it's a fair bet that none of us have captured star trails quite like Don Pettit has. A NASA astronaut and photographer, part of his job aboard the International Space Station has included photographing Earth from space, capturing aurora and vast glowing cities. Want to learn how to shoot like an astronaut? Read his eight tips for shooting in space. Learn more
Dec 21, 2014 at 13:00
Photographer Adam Woodworth has been taking photos in one way or another for as long as he can remember. Over the past few years one of his many areas of focus has been landscape astrophotography, specifically imagery that captures perfect alignments of the galactic center of our Milky Way Galaxy over haunting New England locations. Take a look at his work and read our Q&A. See gallery
Sep 26, 2014 at 14:48
The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of 2014's Astronomy Photographer of the Year award, after a record number of entries from around the globe. UK astronomer James Woodend won the Overall prize, as well as the Earth and Space category, with his image 'Aurora Over a Glacier Lagoon'. See gallery
In all the talk about new gear, it's easy to overlook the end result of our shared passion - the pursuit of stunning images. Among our large community there are some incredibly talented photographers who share their work in our forums, galleries and photo challenges, and from time to time we like to showcase some of the best work on our homepage. Recently we asked users of our astrophotography forum to submit their favorite shots and as usual, the images were excellent. See gallery
Sep 5, 2012 at 19:55
Astrophotography may involve exposures of several minutes or more. Since the sky appears to move due to Earth's rotation, such exposures often require some way to track the sky's movement during that exposure. This article describes building and using a relatively inexpensive tracking mount.
Aug 10, 2012 at 22:23
Looking for something to photograph this weekend? How about the Perseid meteor showers (which should be visible over the next few evenings and nights)? Perseid meteors are debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, and are particularly visible around August 12th, so it's worth thinking about the shot you want to capture them in. Click here for a couple of links to help you plan the timings and your camera setup, to get the best shots.
Canon has launched the EOS 60Da, a variant of its 60D DSLR tuned for astrophotography. The camera features a re-worked infra-red filter leaving the camera more sensitive to a specific emission frequency (656nm) of hydrogen, key to capturing images of features such as nebulae (gas clouds) in space. The 18MP camera continues where 2005's 8MP EOS 20Da left off. It will be available from a limited number of authorized dealers at a price of around $1499.00/£1174.99.
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